Herkimer County District Attorney to screen for judge seat

By PAT BAILEY

HERKIMER COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Herkimer County District Attorney John Crandall says he plans to screen with the Republican Committee for the position of Herkimer County Court Judge.

Crandall, 54, says he has "always had an interest in the position."

Crandall told NEWSChannel 2 on Monday that he will definitely screen with the committee for the position and then later make a final decision on whether or not to run. The District Attorney noted his 19 years in public practice as to the reasonb for his interest in the position and why he believes he would be a successful candidate.

Crandall said Monday that there are some issues he would like to address in regards to the seat, but did not elaborate on those issues.

Crandall is currently serving his 10th year as the District Attorney. He was appointed in 2002 when current State Supreme Court Judge Michael Daley left the office. Crandall is in the first year of his third term.

Sitting Herkimer County Court Judge Pat Kirk says he plans to run again for the seat, and Michael Daley says he too will run for the position.

The Republican Committee will choose a candidate in May.

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