Posted at: 12/13/2012 3:13 PM
Updated at: 12/14/2012 12:20 AM
Monroe County Court Judge Frank Geraci is a federal judge. The full Senate voted to approve his nomination Thursday afternoon.
In June, President Obama nominated Geraci to serve as a federal judge in Western New York after a recommendation from Senator Schumer.
Judge Geraci has served two decades as a city and county court judge. Judge Geraci is a McQuaid Jesuit graduate and served as a prosecutor in the Monroe County District Attorney's office for 10 years.
Former Monroe County District Attorney Mike Green was nominated for the same seat last year. He made it through the committee, but his nomination was blocked by the full senate