Over the weekend, Ogdensburg City Court Judge Gary Alford hosted a reception for his supporters.
He won a 10-year term in November and says he couldn't have done it without a lot of help.
"I'd like to thank the voters of Ogdensburg for their support and I'll certainly do my best to live up to their expectations."
Alford replaces Bill Small, who retired.
Alford won a very close race against attorney Marcia LeMay.