Fordham’s own John J. Leo, FCRH ’76, LAW ’81 was elected to the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Leo, a resident of Huntington Station, was one of six Democrats, five Republicans, and a Conservative, running for six 14-year terms as New York State Supreme Court Judges in the 10th Judicial District in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Five of the six judgeships were won by Democrats, while the sixth was won by Republican incumbent Peter Skelos.

In addition to the Democratic ticket, Leo also ran on the Independence and Working Families lines.

He has served as attorney for the Town of Huntington since 2002. He is also an attorney in private practice, concentrating on labor-management relations, collective bargaining, arbitration, civil litigation, civil RICO, real estate, trust and estates, and election law, in addition to a general commercial practice.

—Patrick Verel