I’m Michael Morrissey, and I have had the distinct honor of serving as Village Justice of Ballston Spa since 2014. I’ve adjudicated over 1,500 cases and received wide-ranging training, from vehicle, traffic, and DWI training to training for cases involving civil matters, domestic violence, and ethics. No matter a case’s subject matter, I have and will continue to treat everyone fairly and impartially, with dignity and respect. As such, I humbly seek re-election as Ballston Spa Village Justice.
My three years as Justice have been greatly enhanced by my lifelong Village residency, and the job has been simultaneously challenging and rewarding for me. The rewards include the knowledge I’ve had a hand in keeping our community safer, the interactions with members of our community that I hadn’t had the opportunity to meet, and, most of all, the feeling I get from giving back to my community in serving it in this capacity. I’m honored to have received the endorsements of New York State Senator Jim Tedisco, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh, and the Ballston Spa Police Benevolent Association based on my fairness and experience on the bench.
While I am running on the Republican line, I am fully aware justice has no political affiliation. Every case I adjudicate receives a fresh, unbiased review because without such an approach, I would be failing at the job I am entrusted to perform. My history of service to the community, including my work as a firefighter and police dispatcher, broadened my appreciation for the Court’s interactions with both law enforcement and defendants — and for the balance that is required in between. I have taken that balance seriously and ask for the Village voters’ support on March 21st to serve them for another term as Village Justice. Thank you.