FOR SENECA FALLS TOWN JUDGE
Equal Justice Party & Democratic Candidate
Steve is a lifelong resident of the Village / Town of Seneca Falls, having graduated from Mynderse Academy in 1979.
He has been married to his wife, Karen (Chapin), for 37 years and raised 4 children (Shannon [Bill Dailey], Sheena, Sheavon and Matthew [Amanda Jakaub]) and now has 5 grandchildren.
Steve has spent 35 years working in the field of Criminal Justice - at The Cayuga Home for Children (a juvenile facility for delinquent youth), as a NY State Corrections Officer and as a New York State Trooper. He has in-depth real world experience dealing with court placed juveniles, supervising convicted/incarcerated adult criminals, conducting police investigations and enforcing New York State Laws.
A majority of the cases heard in Town courts center around traffic and criminal offenses. His training provides him with a distinct advantage in understanding the complexities of these offenses, their elements and the often technical evidence presented in these matters.
As a New York State Trooper, Steve had constant interaction with both local and county courts. He
Certifications & Training
Additionally, Steve was actively involved as an instructor, providing training to both State Police members and outside police agencies in the topics of
Throughout Steve's career as a State Trooper, his primary area of responsibility for enforcement included the Town of Seneca Falls. He worked extensively with local law enforcement agencies including the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Police Departments, Seneca County Sheriff's Department, NYS Park Police, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, DMV - Divisions of Field Investigations and Administrative Field Investigations and has maintained a good working relationship with all.
Steve also worked with many other agencies and personnel on cases in and around the local area, including the Seneca County District Attorney's Office, Seneca County 911, Seneca County Child & Adult Protection, Stop DWI, NYS DMV, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Organized Crime Task Force, Seneca County Clerk’s office, Seneca County Probation, NYS Division of Parole, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Border Patrol and the FBI.
I have worked hard for many years to keep our community safe. As your Seneca Falls Town Justice, I would be able to continue to serve you and apply my years of training and experience to the same mission.
I greatly appreciate your support and encourage everyone to come out and vote!
Any questions, comments or suggestions are welcome and can be sent to my attention by clicking the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.