Judge Johnson seeking re-election in Pomfret
September 26, 2010
Pomfret Town Justice Ronald R. Johnson has announced that he is seeking re-election for a fifth 4-year term on the town bench. “The voters of the town of Pomfret have given me the opportunity to continue my public service by allowing me to help reinforce our community’s standards of decency, equity, and safety,” he said. “In my four previous terms of office I have handled thousands of cases ranging from simple vehicle and traffic offenses to complicated felony procedures” Johnson added. “I have also rendered decisions bringing resolution to hundreds of civil and small claims cases. “Creative and successful alternatives have been developed to deal with the devastation of family violence, and the heartbreak of substance abuse. Along with Justice Prince and the justice court staff, we have organized the activities of our town court to a level which has gained the respect of police agencies, higher courts, attorneys and most importantly the citizens of the town of Pomfret.” Judge Johnson is the owner and operator of Johnson Adult Homes, CEO of Human Services Management, Inc., developer and past owner of Fredonia Place. He retired after 20 years service with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. In 1987, he was inducted into the American Police Hall of Fame. While in the Sheriff Department, Judge Johnson served as the principal law instructor in the Sheriff’s Academy at Jamestown Community College. Born in St.Georges, Bermuda, British West Indies, Judge Johnson is a graduate of Jamestown Community College and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy. He also earned a New York State Bureau of Municipal Police Instructor certification. Judge Johnson was elected to three terms as president of the Chautauqua County Magistrates Association; he is also a member and past director of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. In addition Judge Johnson served as the Hearing Officer for the Chautauqua County Board of Health. Judge Johnson served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army with a tour of Duty in Vietnam in 1967-68 and was an instructor in the US Army Ranger School from 1968-70. A fourth generation Pomfret resident, Johnson lives on Glasgow Road in the town of Pomfret and Temple Street in Fredonia.
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