New Rochelle attorney Susan I. Kettner has won the designation of the New Rochelle Democratic City Committee for City Court Judge in this year’s election. Kettner bested a field of 5 other candidates, racking up support among the 130+ local district leaders on the Democratic City Committee.
“I’m honored to have the support of my fellow Democrats”, Kettner said. “This is an important milestone in the 2010 campaign; I am deeply appreciative of the support, and look forward to reaching out to people all across the city in the weeks to come”.
Kettner is the principal in Kettner and Kettner, a law firm based in New Rochelle founded by her grandfather, George L. Kettner in 1920, continuing through her father, George E. Kettner; she became the firm’s principal in 1991. She is a graduate of Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and Cardozo Law School in New York City. She was admitted to the bar in 1987.
She was elected to serve as the first woman President of the New Rochelle Bar Association in 1998-2000, where she has served in numerous posts. For the past eight (8) years, she has been a member of the New Rochelle Zoning Board of Appeals, and has chaired the board since 2005. Kettner is active in local community groups, including the Rotary Club of New Rochelle, and the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce. She ran for the New Rochelle City Council in 2007, achieving 45% of the vote in her competitive District One race, covering parts of New Rochelle’s West End and South End.
“I intend to reach out to residents all across this community in the months ahead; I’m confident they will respond to my message of legal experience, judicial temperament and my passion for justice”, Kettner noted. “The City Court is a very busy court, and I’m ready to be part of the dynamic environment there”.
Kettner received support among Democrats from all sections of the city in her designation victory; “I think people want judges who are knowledgeable, hard working, and fair. I believe I will meet that standard”.