Attorney Tim Rosell Issues Statement About Appointment of Assistant Judge

Former Hornell Assistant Judge Candidate Issues Statement About the Process of Choosing The New Assistant Judge For Hornell
March 4, 2014

HORNELL, NY – Attorney Tim Rosell has issued a Tim Rosell Statement about how he believes that the process the Hornell Common Council used to appoint the new assistant Hornell City Judge David Coddington, was a seriously flawed process.

Rosell’s statement asserts that there were at two violations of the Hornell City Charter in appointing Coddington: A the mayor recommending the assistant judge candidate to the Common Council.
B, Coddington was not a Hornell resident at the time of the appointment, but a North Hornell resident.

Hornell City Hall Attorney Joe Pelych says that the Board of Elections showed that Coddington was a Hornell resident, and Pelych just got the information about Coddington’s being a Hornell elector, from the Board of Elections. Mayor Shawn Hogan says this is just a case of sour grapes. “They (the Common Council) did do what they were supposed to do, and the fact that he wasn’t selected is all-telling. So I don’t know why he continues to make statements, when the Common Council stood by a a vote, majority vote, (and) selected somebody other than him.”

Tim Rosell Statement