The youngest State Supreme Court justice ever elected in Western New York is a St. Lawrence graduate, and she recently was sworn into office.

Donna M. Siwek '83 took the oath of office January 4 in Erie County Hall in Buffalo. It was her first run for public office, having worked for the past seven years for State Supreme Court Justice David J. Mahoney, and she finished with the second-highest vote tally among seven candidates vying for four judgeships.

Siwek's husband, attorney Timothy McEvoy, reportedly got laughs when he remarked at the ceremony, "Behind every successful woman there's a man."

A government major at St. Lawrence, Siwek received her law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School.

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