LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The County Conservative Party formally endorsed incumbent judges Robert Wiggins and Dennis Cohen in the race for Livingston County court judge at their meeting Wednesday night at Peppermint’s Restaurant in Avon.
According to a press release from Jason McGuire, Chairman of the Livingston County Conservative Party, the purpose of the meeting was to consider which judicial candidates would carry the party’s endorsement in this year’s election.
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“We’re thrilled with the strength of this slate of candidates,” said McGuire. “The Conservative Party examined eight candidates over a three-hour period. There was much dialogue between the candidates and the members of our committee. At the end of the process, I’m pleased to report that the bench is deep, experienced and diverse with this bumper crop of candidates.”
The County Committee unanimously voted to endorse both current judges, Judge Dennis S. Cohen and Judge Robert B. Wiggins.
“There is no question that the decades of experience these judges bring to the bench was central to the committee’s decision,” added McGuire. “Judicial decisions have tremendous impact not only on those who appear before the bench, but also upon the families involved and the community at large. It would be folly for our committee to cast aside the wisdom of these judges at such a time as this.”
In the race to fill four State Supreme Court seats in the Seventh Judicial District, which covers Livingston, Cayuga, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates Counties, the party is backing Judge Craig Doran, Judge James Piampiano, attorney Judy Sinclair and Judge Bill Taylor.
The party also endorsed Judge David Werth, Sr. to represent its interests in the race for North Dansville Town Justice.
“We readily admit that our focus has largely been on county and state races the last few election cycles, but it is our hope that this endorsement demonstrates the beginning of a commitment to more local elections in the years to come,” added McGuire. “Judge Werth is a registered Conservative. As such, our party looks forward to calling Judge Werth the first registered elected Conservative in Livingston County.”
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