John R. La Cava
|John R. La Cava|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Westchester County Supreme Court, New York|
|Position:||Former Supreme Court Justice; Former Associate Appellate Term Justice|
|Alternative court:||9th and 10th judicial districts|
|Active:||1999 - 2012; 2009 - Present|
|Past position:||Westchester County Court Judge|
|Law School:||Fordham University Law School|
|Candidate for:||9th District Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
John R. La Cava was a justice for the Westchester County Supreme Court in the 9th Judicial District of New York. He was elected to a term on this court that began in 1999 and ended in 2012. He also served as an associate justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (9th and 10th judicial districts) since 2009.
La Cava began his career in 1973 as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for Westchester County, New York. He was then elected to the Yonkers City Court in 1985. In 1989, he joined the Westchester County Court, where he served until his election to the Supreme Court in 1998. He took office as a Supreme Court Justice in 1999 and was appointed an associate justice of the Appellate Term ten years later.
LaCava was one of seven candidates competing for three seats on the Supreme Court 9th Judicial District. He received 12.01% of the vote, losing the general election on November 6, 2012.  He ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party tickets. 
- See also: New York judicial elections, 2012