In his criticism in June of 2015, Gary Rosa used old information about Porter Kirkwood and claimed his salary was, as reported by seehthroughny.net in 2013, $114, 917.
While confirming Gary Rosa's numbers from seethroughny.net, Porter Kirkwood did not disclose that his salary, since January of 2015, was actually $125,917.
Not disclosing his brand new salary hike in response to Gary Rosa's criticism was omission amounting to representation - and fraud upon voters.
Porter Kirkwood claimed that his salary hike was justified, because he should get as much as the District Attorney, yet, he allows an outside law firm to handle litigation for the county.
The District Attorney - as much as I criticized him for his misconduct which, I firmly believe, makes him unfit to be a judge or a lawyer - is actively litigating in court in front of juries, while Porter Kirkwood's only "advantage" was litigating in front of his former boss and colleague and current friend Becker and getting the cases of Delaware County Social Services fixed this way between two attorneys for social services - one present and one former, who was on the bench. Not much honor, experience or competence is needed for such shady dealings - only a lack of integrity.
It does not take much brain, ladies and gentlemen, to get a case fixed from a judge who works not as a judge, but as a second counsel for social services in child neglect proceedings - as Becker did for years. All it takes is just the lack of integrity, and Porter Kirkwood has enough of that "quality".
As to Kirkwood's competence, I know of a case that Porter Kirkwood lost at trial with nobody appearing against him - a statement of complete incompetence.
In two recent cases that I handled in federal court, in one of them, Porter Kirkwood filed a notice of appearance without indicating who is his client, on whose behalf he is appearing - a statement of complete incompetence.
In another, Porter Kirkwood represented a County official as long as he was able not to file his own motions and responses to motions, but support other people's motions. As soon as his serious input was needed, an outside law firm was hired.
Let's also note what kind of cases Porter Kirkwood handles in order for him to claim that he has been "working hard" for "hard-working families" in Delaware County, and that, as a judge, he will continue doing it.
People who provide financial support to Porter Kirkwood are either government officials, or rich landowners and professionals like accountants and real estate brokers.
They are NOT appearing in Family Court cases.
They are hoping, apparently, to appear in front of Kirkwood in Supreme Court cases once Kirkwood is appointed an Acting Supreme Court justice (a usual practice for rural Family Court judges) - and then he will fix cases for his supporters the way Becker fixed cases for his supporters, after all, Kirkwood learned at the knee of the best fraudster on the bench.
The spread of supporters for Kirkwood is here:
The "leaders you trust" include:
- Carl Becker - a much sued recently retired fraudster on the bench;
- Shields - who obtained a case fix from Becker and then supported him for reelection;
- several town supervisors - who had to participate in the CRIME of awarding public contracts without public bidding
- 3 senators - well, endorsement by senators at the time when senators in New York are dragged away in shackles one after another, does not add much to credibility of the supported candidate, and, to crown it all,
- the retired judge Carl Mugglin, a sexist - and brainless - bully, who went to the bench after demonstrating incompetence as an attorney (three courts could not make head or tail of the will drafted by Carl Mugglin some 40 years ago) and who harbors an opinion that criminal trials can be held in churches, and that female attorneys should shut up and not "dig holes for their clients with their intellectual efforts", count on Carl Mugglin to tell you that he has never seen a better lawyer than Porter Kirkwood, Carl Mugglin is a real expert to discern attorney excellence, after all, he also endorsed Becker.
And, dear voters, please, pay attention to the fact that NONE of these endorsers will EVER be litigating in front of Kirkwood in Family Court.
Their interests lay in a completely different territory - Supreme Court, where Kirkwood will be fixing cases for rich parties, providing return on investment for support in election by providing the "right" decisions and sanctioning the enemies of supporters, their families, friends and political connections.
Gary Rosa already summed up the essence of Porter Kirkwood's election campaign - and the essence of his activities:
“I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing that disgusts me more than a government official trying to insult my intelligence,” Rosa said. “It’s exactly this kind of arrogance we can no longer accept.”
And we shouldn't.
Don't vote for the fraudster Porter Kirkwood.
Vote for Gary Rosa, the only candidate not only with 23 years of judicial experience (while Kirkwood has none) - but with integrity (while Kirkwood has none).