Share this article

print logo

Kloch, Walker reappointed to state judgeships

State Supreme Court Justices Richard C. Kloch Sr. and Timothy J. Walker have been reappointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to new nine-year terms as judges of the Court of Claims.

Both nominations require State Senate confirmation, expected later this month.

Besides sitting on the Court of Claims, which handles only lawsuits against the state, both jurists are acting Supreme Court justices, Walker in Erie County and Kloch in Niagara County.

Walker, who first became a Supreme Court judge in 2006, was elevated to the Court of Claims in 2007 by Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer. Kloch, who had been a North Tonawanda city judge for 15 years, was appointed to the Court of Claims by Gov. George E. Pataki to fill a vacancy in 2001 and was reappointed in 2005. He has been serving as a holdover since his term ran out at the end of 2013.