Hon. Peter G. Crummey, a lifelong resident of the Town of Colonie, New York was sworn in as Colonie Town Supervisor on January 1st, 2022.
A graduate of Shaker High School, Boston College and Albany Law School, Peter previously served as a Colonie Town Judge for 21 years and also as the Court Administrator. Peter stepped off the bench in March of 2021 to run for Town Supervisor.
As Town Justice, he presided over one of the busiest courts in the State of New York, which handles more than 25,000 cases annually, including criminal cases, vehicle and traffic cases and civil proceedings. Further, at the request of the NYS Office of Court Administration, Peter served as Acting City Court Judge for Albany, Cohoes, Hudson, and Troy.
Prior to being elected as a Colonie Town Justice, Peter embraced public service in a variety of capacities, including as an Albany County Legislator and Minority Leader, a Prosecutor in the Colonie and Menands Traffic Courts, an attorney for the Town of Colonie and as the attorney for the Colonie Zoning Board of Appeals. Peter also maintained a practice of law in Albany for nearly 35 years.
Professional Organizations and Community Involvement
Throughout his tenure in public service, Peter has been active in professional organizations and in community service. He has served as President of the Albany County Bar Association and as a delegate to the NYS Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He has served as a member of the NYS Bar Association’s Committee on Procedures for Judicial Discipline and served on the Association’s Special Committee on Youth Courts. Peter served on the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School and as President of the School’s National Alumni Association. He is also a member of the State Magistrate’s Association, the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, the NYS Bar Foundation, BPOE Watervliet-Colonie #1500, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Colonie.
Peter has made numerous presentations concerning the Court system in local schools and to community groups. He also has presented his annual Gavel Award to teachers who promote knowledge of the Courtroom in the classroom.
Peter also hosted Benchmark, a cable television show for the Colonie Town Library, and interviewed more than sixty jurists and attorneys involved in our justice system.
In 2013, Peter received The Distinguished Service Award from the NYS Bar Association’s Law, Youth, and Citizenship Committee and received The Partners in Education Award from the Capital District Council for Social Studies. In 2018, Peter received the President’s Award from the Albany County Bar Association.
Peter is a life-long resident of the Town of Colonie and has five children, who continue to distinguish themselves in either the classroom, Courtroom or boardroom. Peter and Sandy reside in the Town’s hamlet of Loudonville.