Cambria Town Justice Amel S. Jowdy Jr., whose father and son both have served as town justices, announced this week that he is running for re-election.
Jowdy Jr., 78, has served as a Cambria justice for 24 years. He succeeded his father, Amel Sr., who held the seat for 28 years. His son, Amel III, was elected to Cambria's other judgeship in 2016.
Jowdy Jr. has served as president of the New York State Magistrates Association, as president of the county Judges and Police Conference, and as president, vice president and treasurer of the Niagara County Magistrates Association. In 2017, the state association presented him with the Eugene Salisbury Magistrate of the Year award.
He is retired after working 42 years in the Cambria Water and Wastewater Department.