SCHENECTADY — Teneka Frost announced Wednesday she will run for a full 10-year term.
Frost was appointed in January by Mayor Gary McCarthy to fill the vacancy left by Mark Blanchfield, who left the post to become a Schenectady County Family Court judge. She is Schenectady’s first black City Court judge.
Previously, Frost served as chief administrative law judge for the state Department of State and was director of the state Office of Administrative Hearings.
She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University and a master’s in public administration from University at Albany, according to the prepared statement announcing her run.
Frost spoke a lot about her upbringing when she was appointed in January and specifically how it helped shape her into the person she is today. She also said becoming a judge was an opportunity to give back to the community.
“Growing up low-income and a product of the inner city, I understand the value of a strong community, positive role models from diverse backgrounds and seeing justice administered fairly,” Frost said in the prepared statement.
Frost was expected to officially kick off her campaign during an event at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday on the steps of Schenectady City Hall.
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