The public needs to know more about the DA election process
By Mark Zimmer | Geneseo
As a lifelong resident of Livingston County and a product of Caledonia-Mumford Central School and SUNY Geneseo, I was a little taken aback by the article by Mr. Appell regarding the race for Livingston County District Attorney.
In a contested political race, do we REALLY have the Republican candidate picked by a designating committee in an open roll call vote? No secret ballot so that members of the committee can vote for their preference without the party bosses taking notes? That’s not what I was taught in Civics class way back in the 1970′s.
When was the last time we had a contested candidacy for countywide office? On Sept. 13 the over 16,000 enrolled Republican voters of Livingston County will have the opportunity to decide who the Republican candidate for district attorney will be for our county, not a handful of party bosses in the proverbial “smoke-filled room.”
That is what the law provides for. How about using the Livingston County News to educate the public on how the process is designed to work as opposed to perpetuating the dysfunctional parts of our system?