LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Both Republican and Conservative Party leaders are pleased with the Van Allen announcement that he will not be forcing a primary on either the Republican or Conservative Party lines.
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According to a press release from Jason McGuire, Livingston County Conservative Party Chair local party leaders and Candidates are greatly pleased with Van Allen’s decision since losing the Republican and Conservative Committee endorsement votes weeks ago.
Mr. Jason J. McGuire, Chairman of the Livingston County Conservative Party:
“Livingston County voters should be thankful that we will have two experienced judges returning to the bench. Additionally, we applaud Kevin Van Allen’s decision to step aside at this time. Without a doubt, the manner in which Mr. Van Allen has interviewed with the committees and conducted himself since their respective decisions sets him up as the perceived frontrunner when there is a vacancy in the county court.”
Mr. Lowell Conrad, Chairman of the Livingston County Republican Committee:
“It was a wise decision and is beneficial to all parties involved. The committee process is one that should be respected. Kevin has shown that he understands that.”
The Honorable Robert B. Wiggins, incumbent judge and candidate:
“I, of course, am most grateful to the Committees of the Republican and Conservative Parties for their trust and support. I am also grateful to Judge Cohen and Mr. Van Allen for the manner in which they conducted themselves. I congratulate Judge Cohen, and I greatly appreciate Mr. Van Allen’s acceptance of and respect for this process. I am sure that will serve him well in the future.”
The Honorable Dennis S. Cohen incumbent judge and candidate:
“These decisions are never easy, but Kevin did the right thing in choosing to show deference to the decision of the county’s Conservative and Republican Committees. Livingston County voters can remain confident that the county’s judicial needs will be capably served now and in the future.”