BY TONY FARINA
It was a full house last Thursday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion for Alan Roscetti’s kickoff fundraiser in his campaign for Niagara Falls City Court judge.
Roscetti, a 37-year-old Niagara County public defender and private practice attorney, is running for the seat currently held by Judge Robert Merino who will be retiring at the end of the year.
“It was a great night, just a terrific turnout,” said Roscetti after greeting more than 200 well wishers and supporters who turned out for the official start of his campaign and promising to work hard to convince voters he would be a fair and honest judge if he wins in November.
Among those dignatories in attendance, and there were many, were Niagara Falls City Republican Chairman Bill Carroll and Vice Chairman Michael Gawel. Also on hand were Niagara County Legislator Jason Zona, Jerry Wolfgang, and pharmacist Bob Kendzia to name just a few.
Alan’s father, Jim Roscetti, a prominent Niagara Falls attorney and chairman of the board of the Memorial Medical Center, introduced his son to the gathering and spoke words of encouragement to the assembled crowd that Alan would truly be an outstanding public servant to the people of Niagara Falls.