The Amherst Democratic Committee endorsed Amherst Town Justice Sam Maislin this week in his bid for re-election in November.

Maislin, who announced in February that he was running for re-election, has served as an Amherst judge since 1992.

"I also will be seeking the cross-endorsements of the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties, because I strongly believe that politics has no place on the bench," Maislin said.