Carol Cocchiola has been chosen by Binghamton Mayor Richard David to fill a vacancy on City Court.

Cocchiola has worked in the New York State Attorney General's office since 1998. She became deputy assistant attorney general in charge in 2012. In that role, she has supervised attorneys, investigators and staff.

David selected Cocchiola to serve as judge following the retirement of Mary Anne Lehmann. She retired last Friday.

Cocchiola will fill the remainder of Lehmann's term, which runs through the end of the year. She's expected to start work late this month.

All three Binghamton city court judge seats will be on the ballot this November. City court judges serve ten-year terms.

Cocchiola is a Binghamton resident. She's a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and Duquesne University.

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