BRANT - Judge Peter F. Gugino announces his candidacy for re-election as Brant-Farnham Town Justice on November 4, 2013.
Gugino is a lifelong resident of the Town of Brant, a graduate of Lake Shore Central School, and Bryant and Stratton Business Institute. He owns and operates Peter Gugino Farms Inc. in Brant, with operations in Silver Creek as well.
Gugino has been married to his wife Geraldine for over 45 years. Together they have two children. Their daughter, Gina Hackbarth, has been teaching for years in the Lake Shore School District. Their son, Peter Gugino Jr., works for the Erie County Water Authority at the Sturgeon Point facility.
Gugino has always been active in the community - a treasurer of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, past president and director of Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce, past delegate for the national grape co-op Welch's, and past chairman of the committee to renovate the Brant School into the Brant Town Hall. He actively applied for and received grants from the Judicial Court System for renovations of the new court room, office furniture, and office equipment totalling over $60,000.
Gugino has completed Basic and Advanced Magistrate School each year for over 20 years, keeping up with the new and ever-changing laws.
"I feel that my experience in the criminal justice system has led me to develop not only a legal, but also a common sense approach to the administration of the law," Gugino says. "Every case should be closely examined and judged individually and impartially. A judge must be firm but fair and without prejudice. I have strived to achieve these goals, and I will be honored to have a chance to do so if re-elected."