Aren’t all NY State level judges appointed rather than elected? And if that is the case, there is the problem. they should be elected at 2 or 4 year intervals
In NY, all trial judges are elected (Appellate Division judges are appointed from among the elected trial judges, and the Court of Appeals (NY’s supreme court) judges are appointed by the governor). District Court judges (such as this one) are elected to 6 year terms. Supreme Court (which is the general trial court in NY) judges are elected to 14 year terms.