CHENANGO COUNTY – Joseph A. McBride – Chenango County’s District Attorney since 1999 – has announced his run for District Attorney for this year’s election season.
McBride has served the county and community as District Attorney for nearly 16 years, and he said he intends to continue to do the same: keep the residents of Chenango County safe.
The DA has experience with more than 1,600 felony cases. “I have always been, and will continue to be, passionate about the job I do,” he said.
Having spent more than 30 years as a trial lawyer, McBride said he spent his early years as a lawyer in New York and in Phoenix, Arizona, serving the people and the public. He said he returned to Chenango County in 1990 with his wife to raise their two (now adult) children. “Chenango County was a safe and wonderful community to raise the children and I have continued to tirelessly work for that atmosphere throughout my tenure as DA and will continue in the future,” McBride said.
Prior to 1990, McBride said that his uncle had moved to the area in 1971, and in 1977 McBride moved into his home during both college and law school. He said that is when he considered this area his home.
McBride explained that he lived here and served the community since his family’s return in 1990.
Before McBride became the DA in 1999, he said he worked for private practices and additionally has expertise in civil law in addition to criminal.
With regard to McBride’s criminal case experience, he said he has been involved in many jury trials — more than 60 — in his thirty year law career.
“In the past 25 years, I have been involved in every major criminal trial in this area, giving me the tools to effectively serve as District Attorney,” he said.
With regard to homicide cases in the past 16 years, McBride said he prosecuted almost every one.