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An Auburn attorney is hoping to be the next city court judge. 

On Monday, Steven H. Buschman announced he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for Auburn City Court Judge. A senior partner at WHMB P.C., he specializes in domestic relations, real estate and misdemeanor criminal matters. 

Born and raised in Auburn, Buschman, 47, graduated from SUNY Oswego and the University of Akron School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Akron Law Review. He has practiced law for the past 20 years and participated as a board member at Booker T. Washington Community Center, coached youth basketball and baseball, and co-founded a not-for-profit basketball program in the community.

Buschman said he believes he is a qualified representative of the community and would be honored to take on the responsibilities of city court judge. He hopes to replace current judge Michael McKeon, who decided not to seek re-election this fall

"I believe that city court is the front line in dealing with a lot of the problems that confront our community as a whole and the individual members of the community," Buschman said. "I submit that I have the legal and life experience that provides a strong foundation upon which to apply the law in an equitable fashion while attempting to balance the needs of the individuals in that system along with the needs of the community." 

Buschman's announcement follows that of another Auburn-area attorney, David Thurston, who is also seeking the Democratic endorsement for the position. A life-long resident of Auburn, Thurston has worked at Thurston Law Office since 2005 and has been the appointed part-time city court judge since 2014. 

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