BAINBRIDGE – A meet and greet for Chenango County District Attorney candidate Zachary Wentworth is set to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Bainbridge Town Hall serving as an opportunity for the community to hear the candidate’s reasons for running and plans for the office.
A presentation by Wentworth has been scheduled, followed by a question and answer period.
Wentworth explained the presentation has two purposes. “First, it is to give people an opportunity to meet me and learn who I am,” he said. “I think it is important that voters have the opportunity to meet me in person. Second, is that I am going to talk about why I am running and what I believe I can bring to the job.”
Wentworth said there are many things he would like to hear from those who attend the event.
“I would like to hear about their concerns with the criminal justice system,” said Wentworth. “What their perception is of the community. Do they feel safe? Do they feel their family is safe? And if not, why? I also want to know what people think is working well in the community.”
Gilda Ward, the event’s organizer said, “Wentworth will be the first person to seek the office held by incumbent Joseph McBride, a position McBride has held unopposed since first being elected in 1999. Wentworth seeks the office on several different party lines including Republican, Conservative, and Democrat. He is in the process of collecting signatures for these party lines.”
Wentworth explained that he is not officially on any ticket yet. He is a registered Republican and said he is challenging Mr. McBride in a Republican primary. “Before a primary can happen, I must collect signatures from five percent of all registered Republican voters in the county,” said Wentworth. “I’d like ten percent.”..