Letter to the Editor: Revoir has best qualifications for the job


After reading various testimonial letters and advertising on behalf of candidates for Chenango County Judge, I decided to investigate whether the information being told was factual.

To gather this information from the most credible source, I went directly to the New York State Unified Court System. Did you know that this area of government is very transparent and that the information is available to any citizen, not just members of the legal profession?

My findings showed that our County Judge presides the majority of his time in Family Court, a court that has an overwhelming caseload and at times requires additional judges for assistance. The Judge will spend a small amount of time in Surrogate Court and even less time on County Court matters.

The Court System has very good information about the qualities needed to be a judge. If a judge is to mainly be presiding in Family Court, they should have the most experience and background in Family Court.

If you are going to select a person to do a job, and a candidate had a job record that does not closely match the requirements for the job, would you hire them?

Based on the information I researched, I have decided to support Frank Revoir over his opponents. Did you know that Attorney Revoir was a law clerk in family court working with the Honorable Judge Kevin Dowd? Or that Mr. Revoir has been in court on a daily basis for years? In my estimation a person who has been so deeply involved and has actually worked as a clerk with a current judge would definitely have the best qualifications, background and experience when compared to his opponents. In addition, Mr. Revoir has been a Chenango County Attorney Prosecutor for longer than either of his opponents. He has helped thousands of men women and children in Chenango County.

Last March, thirty-one Republican leaders met and endorsed a candidate. This was three months before nominating petitions were legally available to circulate. In addition their leader announced that he had made a “commitment” to endorse this candidate. I can speak for many voters when I say this action not only showed their blatant cronyism, but displayed their disdain for members of their own party and disrespect for our democratic system of voting.

On September 13th over 12,000 voters will have the right to vote in the primary. Do not give up this right to vote. Don’t let a few people make this decision that can have a far-reaching affect on all of us. Picking a candidate and a judge is the right of the people, not a group of politicians.

Please vote, and when you do, please vote for a candidate that has been verified as the best qualified with the most valuable experience. The people’s choice, Frank Revoir.

Margaret Newell


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