We all know how time flies when we reflect on our children's lives. It seems like only yesterday that we watched John graduate from Gloversville High School, but that was 32 years ago. Since that time, we have watched with pride as John has taken on life - attending college and serving his country in the U.S. Navy.
We watched with pride as John returned home to Gloversville as an attorney. In the 20 years John spent practicing law full time in Gloversville before becoming City Court judge, he has appeared in City Court hundreds of times on every kind of case that occurs there. As both an assistant district attorney for 16 years and Gloversville city attorney for six years, he has conducted countless jury and non-jury trials, prosecuting everything from traffic tickets and blight cases to attempted murder.
We watched with joy as he married Lynette and the two became three and then four. John is a devoted husband to Lynette and father to their children Noah J. (7 years old) and Evelyn Grace (4 years old). John and Lynette both give back to the community - sponsoring and coaching sports teams, sponsoring and taking part in community events like Fulton County cleanup and Railfest, and year after year supporting the Summer Civic Band Concerts. John has always strived to help others in ways both great and small.
Now, of course, John is our City Court judge. The job is a blessing to John and his family and clearly fits his skills and experience like a hand in a glove. As our City Court judge, John works hard every day to make sure that everyone who comes in the courtroom answers for their actions, and answers fairly. City Court is a true "people's court" where the judge often interacts with the litigants directly. It is vital there be a judge who has the life and professional experience to interact with all kinds of personalities. John's experience and qualifications in the law and in life are simply second to none.
John has been busy campaigning to keep the job he feels so blessed to have and enjoys so very much. Being City Court judge allows him to give back to the community he loves so much.
Please join us in supporting our son John Clo on Primary Day on Thursday.
DORIS and NORMAN CLO