Judiciary Chair Hoylman-Sigal’s Statement on Vote to Advance Rowan Wilson as Chief Judge of the NYS Court Of Appeals

Brad Hoylman-Sigal

April 17, 2023

NYS Senator Hoylman-Sigal and Chief Judge Nominee Wilson

State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Chair of the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee, said: “After today’s hearing, I’m confident that Rowan Wilson is the best person to lead New York’s highest court during this challenging time for the judicial branch in our state and nation. 

Over the last four years and through hundreds of opinions, Judge Wilson has proven himself to be an exceptional and fair-minded jurist with a strong record on civil rights, labor, environmental justice, the right to privacy and tenants’ rights. His leadership and thoughtful jurisprudence stands in stark contrast to the radical and reactionary dreck emanating from the U.S. Supreme Court and many other federal courts. 

Elevating Judge Wilson to Chief Judge will significantly improve the standing and quality of the Court of Appeals and courts throughout New York, and I look forward to moving his nomination to the floor of the Senate.”