Friday, April 22, 2005

Helena Heath-Roland

New judge in Albany:

"Helena Heath-Roland, a staffer at the Assembly Task Force on Education, will be sworn in at noon today by Mayor Jerry Jennings to fill a vacancy left last year by retiring City Court Judge E. David Duncan, who left after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70."

Heath Roland will be Albany's first African-America woman to serve as a judge. She also will have to run for re-election this year if any challengers emerge.