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Meet Kara

Honorable Kara A. Buscaglia is running for re-election as Amherst Town Judge. She is a lifelong Amherst resident and a graduate of Williamsville South High School. Kara graduated from Cornell University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations. She was a competitive member of their Division I gymnastics team, named a scholar athlete and was a member of the Dean's List. She returned to Amherst to attend the University of Buffalo School of Law. She graduated, with honors, in 2002 with a concentration in Criminal Law.

She began her law career as an assistant district attorney in the Erie County District Attorney's Office. During her time at the DA's Office, she was the ADA assigned to Amherst Town Court for a year and a half. Kara worked with the Amherst Police, the Amherst Court Staff and Clerks and in all of the specialized Courts in Amherst. After prosecuting for nearly three years, she opened her own practice. Kara had her own law practice in the Village of Williamsville from 2005 until 2016.

For the past nine Kara has served as the Judge in the Town of Amherst. She has served our community well and continues to work hard in this position. She works in all aspects of the Court including the criminal court, vehicle and traffic court, domestic violence treatment court, drug treatment court, housing court, landlord tenant court and small claims court. In 2018, she established an Opioid Intervention Court. The first of its kind in a Town Court. This court helps those battling an opioid addiction receive treatment immediately.

Kara is a member of the Erie County Bar Association and the criminal law section, the New York Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, the Defenders Association of New York, the Women's Lawyers of Western New York, Minority Bar Association and the Suburban Lawyers Association.

Kara has been happily married for over seventeen years and resides in East Amherst with her husband, Frank, and four children, Andrew, Kathryn, Elizabeth and August. Her entire family lives in Amherst, including her parents, brothers and their families, and her Uncle and Aunt. Kara is a proud Amherst resident and honored to serve as Judge in Amherst Town Court.

Please support the election of the Honorable Kara A. Buscaglia to Erie County Family Court

Committee to Elect Kara Buscaglia
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