Two Candidates Emerge for Sole O.C.-wide Race

GOSHEN – Two attorneys will be vying for the only Orange County-wide race this fall – county Surrogate Court judge.

Timothy McElduff, Jr., currently Wawayanda town justice, has the Republican Party endorsement. Justin Rider announced on Thursday he will be running as a Democrat.

In addition to his part-time duties on the Wawayanda bench, McElduff is a partner in the firm of Drake Loeb PLLC in New Windsor. His practice focuses on civil litigation with experience in Surrogate Court matters including estate administration, will contests, guardianships, judicial accountings, removal/appointment of fiduciaries, and discovery proceedings.

Rider has been in private practice for 24 years and is currently managing partner in the firm of Rider, Weiner, Frankel PC in New Windsor, a third-generation law firm. He serves clients in municipal law, non-profit law, commercial real estate, wills and estates and corporate law. He has been attorney for the Town of Highlands and the Highlands Town Planning Board since 2006.

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