Pelham town Justice Stephen Huff stepped down from his role as town justice this week due to health reasons.
Huff, 73, has served as town justice for 36 years and also practiced as an attorney specializing in trademark and copyright law. He was re-elected to the town justice position along with John DeChiaro and by Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino.
Stephen Huff’s wife, Ursla, confirmed the resignation, but declined to give any additional information regarding her husband’s medical condition.
, who currently serves as the Pelham village attorney and is an attorney for a New York City law firm, currently has online petition up asking that the town board appoint her as an interim town justice until November’s general election.
Maldonado ran in the last election as a Democrat and received 23 percent vote. That was only 5 percent, or about 200, less votes than Huff and DeChiaro received.
Maldonado believes the amount of support she was able to garner in an off-year election is evidence that she is qualified for the position.
“I think the results of the election show that I’m the natural choice,” Maldonado said.