February 4, 2017
PAINTED POST, NY – On Friday afternoon, Philip Roche, a longtime name in Steuben County government, announced his Candidacy for Steuben County and Family Court Judge. Roche, a Painted Post Resident, has over 30 years of Legal experience in Steuben County Courts. He is the leader of the Steuben County Public Defender’s Office where he supervises a staff of 12 Attorneys and also represents clients in County Court. He was previously a Partner in the Painted Post Law Firm of Yorio and Roche where he litigated cases, including several Murder Trials, in County Court, Family Court, and Supreme Court. He served as an Assistant District Attorney under DA John Tunney.
Roche has served on various Boards and Agencies, including United Way and Family Service Society, and is currently the Chairman of the Corning Hospital Board and the Steuben County Industrial Development Board. He was also the Chairman of the Steuben County Legislature for 6 years and the County Legislator for the Town of Erwin for 16 years.“I believe my experiences have prepared me very well for this critically important role in our Justice System”. He will be seeking the Republican Nomination for the position of County and Family Court Judge that is currently held by Judge Joe Latham who will be retiring at the end of this year. “I will work very hard to continue the tradition of fair and impartial Judges in Steuben County.”