SCOPE hosts judge candidate forum July 14

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The Yates County Chapter of SCOPE (Shooters Committee on Political Education) is hosting a forum featuring the three candidates seeking the Yates County Court Judge position. This forum, open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Penn Yan Elks Lodge, Main Street, Penn Yan.

The election is to replace 28-year Yates County Court Judge Patrick Falvey, who reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 this year. Current Yates County District Attorney Valerie Gardner, former Yates County DA Jason Cook and Penn Yan Municipal Court Judge Matthew Conlon are all seeking this position. These three candidates are competing in the Sept. 13 Republican Primary election. The Yates County Court Judge presides over criminal court, surrogates court and family court.