Judicial convention nominates McBride as candidate for state Supreme Court

Judicial convention nominates McBride as candidate for state Supreme Court

About 100 delegates from across 10 counties met in Binghamton to formally nominate the Republican candidate for State Supreme Court in the Sixth Judicial District. The delegates unanimously selected Chenango County District Attorney Joe McBride to run as the party’s candidate in this November’s election. The vacancy in this office was created by the recent retirement of Judge Kevin Dowd.

The Sixth Judicial District encompasses all of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. The position serves nearly 750,000 residents across these counties and is among the most important courts within our legal system. The decisions made in state Supreme Court on civil, municipal and criminal matters can affect every New Yorker.

“I’m truly honored and humbled to have earned the nomination of respected delegates from across the Southern Tier and Central New York,” said McBride. “I’ve dedicated my life and career to serving the people of our region as district attorney for 19 years and in private legal practice earlier in my career. This experience has prepared me well for the challenging cases that face a state Supreme Court judge.”

McBride was nominated by Bob Brooks of Chenango County.

“I’ve known Joe McBride for nearly 25 years,” Brooks said. “He is as hard-working, trustworthy and honorable a person as you will find. He will make an excellent state Supreme Court judge.”

The nomination was seconded by Sheila Marshman of Chenango County.

“Joe is the exactly the type of person anyone would want serving as the judge if you had to appear in state Supreme Court,” Marshman said. “He is fair but firm, tough but compassionate, and he always maintains the highest level of integrity in everything he does.”

McBride’s nomination was also seconded by Connie White of Cortland County.

“There is no better candidate to serve Cortland County and the rest of our region in state Supreme Court than Joe McBride,” White said.

During his nearly 35 years working in the criminal justice system, McBride has handled more than 2,400 felony cases, more than 60 jury trials and prosecution of nearly all Chenango County homicides since 1999. Before becoming district attorney, McBride also operated a successful private civil Supreme Court practice throughout the region.

Aside from his legal resume, McBride has served his community, including with numerous community organizations such as the Norwich City School Board, Chenango County Youth Board, Multi-Disciplinary Task Force for Abused Children, Chenango County Traffic and Safety Commission, St. Paul’s Church, Knights of Columbus, Chenango Hospice, Chenango County Chamber of Commerce, District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York and former adjunct professor Morrisville State College.

McBride has won countywide elections for district attorney six times; he lives in Norwich with his wife, Lou Ann. They have two grown sons.

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