On Monday, September 19, 2016, the Greenport Democrats nominated Victoria Hill as their candidate for Town Judge with an overwhelming majority. She would be the first female Greenport Town Judge.
Ms. Hill has a BA in criminology and currently holds the position of Chief Court Clerk at the Greenport Town Court, where she manages all aspects of the court processes and operations and is responsible to judges, attorneys, defendants, and victims. Her duties include the following: training personnel; allocating court resources; accounting for fees, fines, and other public funds; preparing court calendars, files and forms; assessing DMV suspensions; and reporting to the Office of the Comptroller at the end of the month.
In addition to her work at the Town Court, she also runs the day-to-day operations for two apartment complexes with over 200 residents and works part time in the Hudson school district.
And perhaps, most impressive, Ms. Hill is a Master Sergeant in the Westover Air Reserve Base, where she supervises 8 members in the Dental Section. She is the Career Advisor for the unit, and also assists in the drug testing section. which tests 2400 Air Base members. And finally, she is the Medical Readiness NCO, ensuring that members are medically and dentally fit to deploy and that all their training is complete.
She has served in the Reserves since 2004, and before that in the Army for 4 years, when she worked as a mechanic. She was stationed in Kentucky and Kansas and, in 1997, she was deployed to South Korea for 13 months. She is currently a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Korean War Veterans Association.
And to top it off, she has three children.
George Super, the chairman of the Greenport Democratic Committee said, "It is sometimes challenging to find excellent candidates for town offices, but we certainly have one now." He thanked those who attended and participated with such enthusiasm, and he predicted good things ahead for Greenport Democrats.