NORWICH – On Wednesday, Attorney Frank Revoir Jr. officially entered the race for Chenango County Court Judge. Revoir and his wife, Edi, hand-delivered and filed his designating petitions to the Chenango County Board of Elections, containing nearly 2,000 signatures from local Republicans, Conservatives and Independence Party members – he needed less than 700 signatures to qualify.
The judicial seat will need to be filled due to the impending retirement of the Hon. W. Howard Sullivan, who has held the position for the last 12 years. Republican candidate Joseph McBride and Democratic candidate Diane DiStefano have also filed designating petitions with the Board of Elections.
Revoir said, “While having multiple persons in this race makes the campaign more challenging for the individual candidates, it provides the people of Chenango County with a real choice - something that is very often lacking in the majority of elections.” Revoir also noted that “Undoubtedly, each of the three candidates possesses relevant legal experience to serve as our next County Court Judge. The voting public will not need to ponder the qualifications of the individual candidates, but rather, the voters will need to take pause and ponder which candidate possesses the necessary legal temperament, fair and open mindedness, personality and ability to render well thought-out decisions.”