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#1487797 --- 08/04/16 02:55 PM Cook: Fired or Retired?
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The scuttlebutt is that (the often re-employed) Jason Cook left his part time job at Chemung County DA’s office abruptly on Friday, July 29th. The question is: did he choose to leave on his own or was there another reason? Either he left for cause or is he really so arrogant that he thinks he’ll win the election and won’t need his part time Chemung County job. One reason is as bad as the other.

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#1487803 --- 08/04/16 05:57 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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His departure was planned months ago so he could spend more time on his campaign to become the next Yates County Judge, now that Gardner has legal problems and Conlon is being investigated by the Commission on Judicial Conduct for the illegality imprisonment of a man last April. Now that he's the only candidate not facing legal problems he's a sure shoo in.


Edited by helpme (08/04/16 08:00 PM)

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#1487804 --- 08/04/16 06:22 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
His departure was planned months ago so he could spend more time on his campaign to become the next Yates County Judge, now that Gardner has legal problems and Conlon is being investigated by the Commission on Judicial Conduct for the illegality imprisonment of a man last April. Now that he's the only candidate not facing legal problems he's a sure shoe in.


If all that were true, and he was a "shoo in," there'd be no reason for him to quit his job to campaign, right?

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#1487810 --- 08/04/16 08:08 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Hot Burrito]
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He also wants some free time to enjoy life before he becomes our next County Judge for the next 10 years. We will also have a new District Attorney within the next 6 months.

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#1487825 --- 08/05/16 06:01 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
He also wants some free time to enjoy life before he becomes our next County Judge for the next 10 years. We will also have a new District Attorney within the next 6 months.


With all due respect, that answer is nonsensical.

The election is in November.
The winner doesn't take office until approximately two months later (January).

If, as you say, Cook wanted time off before taking office, he could take off a full two months after the elections (and be secure in the knowledge he was about to make nearly $200k per year).
Instead, however, you want us to believe he quit a "part time" job now, even before the primary, because he needs a break?

Either Cook is a delicate flower who can't handle the stress of a campaign (doubtful) or you're just making things up to explain a loss of employment.

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#1487833 --- 08/05/16 11:22 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Sam the Sham]
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Sam, you have figured out "helpme". He likes to take bits of information and twist them to fit his agenda. Either that or just makes stuff up!

Despite he and Mr. Cooks spin, D.A. Gardner has no "legal problems". Their attempt to spin the apparent acts of a single, apparent over zealous volunteer who may have forged some signatures on a petition for several candidates is a stretch.

He also tried to say Conlon did something illegal. He was asked to provide the decision some time ago so people could see what really happened rather than believe his spin. He has not done so.

As to Mr. Cook, he has worn a path out between a few County District Attorney's offices in central NY. He spent his only term as Yates County D.A. several years ago talking about how he was going to be the next county judge when Judge Falvey retired.
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#1487864 --- 08/06/16 02:30 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Hot Burrito]
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Gardner is the one who lost her Assistant D.A. position when District Attorney Susan Lindenmuth canned her for interfering with an arrest being made by the State Police. Cook is the only candidate who isn't facing legal problems, and he is the only candidate that the State Police have endorsed. The other two candidates might better throw the towel in now.

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#1487866 --- 08/06/16 06:38 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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It appears Cook is the only one without a job. The endorsement by the NYSP for Cook might be the kiss of death, it was when he ran for re-election as D.A.

People like to think that their Judge is impartial. Law Enforcement generally stays neutral in contests such as this so people don't think the Judge would be biased towards the police ina future court cases.

Its interesting how you think you have insight on everything that goes on in the District Attorney's office and Judges chambers.
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#1487867 --- 08/06/16 09:09 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Mean Gene]
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He's taking a couple of months off to run his campaign and to enjoy the rest of the summer, before he dedicates the next 10 years of his life as the next Yates County Judge. The New York State Police have endorsed him because they have worked with all three candidates and therefore they know he's the most qualified candidate, it's as simple as that and the reason you dislike him is because you know he doesn't play favorites.

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#1487870 --- 08/07/16 07:44 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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I have worked with Mr. Cook, its not that he doesn't "play favorites", its more like he stumbles and falls when he plays. smile
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#1487872 --- 08/07/16 09:49 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
He's taking a couple of months off to run his campaign and to enjoy the rest of the summer, before he dedicates the next 10 years of his life as the next Yates County Judge.


LIke Sam wrote, that doesn't make any sense. Sounds like spin.

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#1487876 --- 08/07/16 11:50 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Blue_man]
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Like Sam you don't know what you're talking about and you're judging him by your living conditions, living from paycheck to paycheck.

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#1487877 --- 08/07/16 11:56 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Mean Gene]
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What you mean is he wouldn't give you special treatment for your personal problems, I have to go with what the State police say not you.


Edited by helpme (08/07/16 11:57 AM)

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#1487881 --- 08/07/16 10:30 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Do some checking around, Mr. Cook has some feelers out trying to pickup another part time ADA job. Apparently being unemployed doesn't look good on his resume.
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#1487888 --- 08/08/16 08:28 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Originally Posted By: helpme
He's taking a couple of months off to run his campaign and to enjoy the rest of the summer


I understand he's taking time off for hunting season


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#1487937 --- 08/09/16 12:37 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Toxic]
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I'm looking for a wabbit that's bar hoping cuz she dount like to cook butt it sher like to eat.


Edited by helpme (08/09/16 01:01 AM)

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#1488112 --- 08/11/16 06:52 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Conlon is the only Canidate that doesn't have anything negative out there. Gardner has some major issues and Cook doesn't have the experience and seems to flip flop from here to there.

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#1488118 --- 08/11/16 08:00 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: girl2]
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Ms. Gardner's only issues are the unwarranted attacks being directed towards her.
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#1488229 --- 08/13/16 12:56 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Jason Cook as county judge. That is laughable. He was incompetent as county DA, reaching the pinnacle of the Peter Principle. Almost (needed out of county intervention) screwed the pooch on the Mennonite deaths on Pre Emption Road and required outside help in 3 or 4 other cases. Lost the only two cases he personally tried and was handily beaten by Valerie Gardner. Helpme, why can't you recognize incompetence when you (don't) see it? He will finish 3rd in the voting. I predict he will get slightly more votes than Schwarting did last time he ran.

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#1488258 --- 08/14/16 02:43 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: Enigma3]
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Please don't be foolish soon Gardner will be disbarred and Conlon's next job will be that of a paralegal if he can find a lawyer that will hire him, and you will be addressing Jason as the Honorable Judge Cook of Yates County.


Edited by helpme (08/14/16 03:07 AM)

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#1488267 --- 08/14/16 11:06 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: helpme]
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Anyone that has gone through a divorce has more experience in family court than your little man does. The only thing he has accomplished is a the number of counties he's been employed in, probably a New York State record.

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#1488903 --- 08/26/16 09:04 AM Special prosecutor appointed [Re: The Lips]
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Special prosecutor appointed

A special prosecutor has been appointed for the investigation of suspected forgery on designating petitions in the 2016 election for Yates County Judge.

Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender has appointed attorney Joseph L. Lucchesi, a partner in the firm of Mangano, Lucchesi & Collins of Seneca Falls and Syracuse, to investigate signatures witnessed by Patrick Galvin on Republican and Conservative Party petitions for candidate Valerie Gardner, Yates County’s District Attorney. Upon learning of the allegations, Gardner filed the complaint, asking for the investigation and the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Galvin is a former Yates County Legislator and former Penn Yan Village Trustee.

When contacted, Lucchesi confirmed his appointment, but could not comment on the case as the files have not yet been transferred to him.

According to his firm biography, Lucchesi, a Seneca Falls native, is a graduate of Syracuse University, and received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1986, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He has over 25 years experience in personal injury claims and litigation.

Posted Aug. 24, 2016 at 12:01 AM

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#1488931 --- 08/26/16 03:18 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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I have also read the newspaper articles on this. I understand there were a few other candidates'petitions for other offices being carried that were involved also. Always liked Pat, still do, he is a great guy. I don't know what his mindset was when doing this. I applaud Ms. Gardner for immediately reporting it to the State Police when notified.

Of course the oft employed, now unemployed attorney Cook jumped on it, trying to make it look like Ms. Gardner was responsible by doing a news bit on it. I know Pat has taken responsibility and apologized.

it is what it is.
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#1488938 --- 08/26/16 08:50 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: Mean Gene]
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Oh so that makes it okay because Pat took responsibility and said he was sorry.. He committed a crime. As far as Ms. Gardner why didn't she catch it. Shouldn't she have reviewed the petitions... Instead Matt Conlon caught the fake signatures and reported it. The reason Ms. Gardner turned it in was to save her butt. What about this poor woman who's name he forged twice on the same petition... if Gardner had reviewed the petitions like Matt did with all of his she would have caught it because Pat put the same name twice just changed the spelling and used the same address. He needs to be charged for this crime. He has turned this woman's life upside down because her name appeared in the paper. she doesn't like leaving the house because people stop and ask her questions and that embarrasses her even though she did nothing wrong she is the victim not Gardner and not Pat. This is all wrong in so many ways.

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#1488941 --- 08/27/16 07:58 AM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Never said it was OK that he committed a crime. Said I thought he was a good person who did something out of character. Matt Conlon "caught" the signature because he knew the woman was carrying his own petitions and had one of his signs in her yard, otherwise he would not have picked up on it.
The person who collects the signature signs the sheet stating they witnessed the signature. There are hundreds of signatures, a candidate cannot say each one is accurate.

Mr. Conlon took the sworn statement from the victim and contested the petition at the Board of Elections. He is an officer of the court and a lawyer. He should have reported it to the police after taking the statement. The question is why didn't he?

Your statement about the "woman's life being turned upside down because of her name on the paper" is interesting. I have no idea who she is and the general public would not know unless she told someone about it.

Yes you could consider her a victim and complainant. Ms. Gardner is also a victim and a complainant. Some of her petitions were tossed because of what Pat did. If she didn't report it to police there would be no complainant. Pat would be considered the suspect/defendant.

You are correct, it was wrong and Pat will have to face the consequences of his actions. To blame Ms. Gardner for what happened is also wrong.
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#1488943 --- 08/27/16 10:21 AM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: Mean Gene]
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For someone who didn't know the persons name you sure have a lot of information. And as far as her telling anyone she didn't she had to sign paperwork acknowledging that those were not her signatures. You seem to know all. I'm done with you I will waste no more time responding to you.

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#1488945 --- 08/27/16 02:09 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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now that we have the hounds out and genes out of retirement again I think we need more signs added to our town so that it looks like the side streets of philly people are going to vote for who they want to vote for if you want to impress people put your money that you ve wasted on signs and put it in a wounded soldiers fun and have tv 8 and the news papers post all the updates then maybe you"ll impress people for that vote that you want

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#1488958 --- 08/28/16 08:28 AM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: girl2]
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Originally Posted By: girl2
For someone who didn't know the persons name you sure have a lot of information. And as far as her telling anyone she didn't she had to sign paperwork acknowledging that those were not her signatures. You seem to know all. I'm done with you I will waste no more time responding to you.



Its called asking questions to try and find out the true story. I used to do it for a living. Unless someone worked at the Board of Elections or went to court and foiled paperwork after a criminal charge was filed they would not know the victims names. It was nice chatting with you! smile
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#1489335 --- 09/07/16 01:51 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Just finished reading the candidates background and work experience. Doesn't surprise me that Mr. Cook is trying in an underhanded way to make it look like Ms. Gardner may have some responsibility in the matter of a forged petition. He knows that Ms. Gardner had no knowledge of this forgery occurring. When she found out about it she contacted the State Police to investigate.

The person responsible will be charged and a State Police investigator has already confirmed that Ms. Gardner had no knowledge and is a victim also.

Mr. Cook states his position is currently "Attorney at Law". Last I knew that was a title. If he put "Unemployed" in front of the title he would have been more truthful. He also left out of his experience the fact that he never was able to get a felony conviction at a jury trial while Yates County District Attorney. He didn't mention that he has bounced around as an Assistant District Attorney in just about every area county around.

With his track record I can see why he is looking for the citizens of Yates County to give him a job for the next ten years.
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#1489342 --- 09/07/16 07:42 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: Mean Gene]
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Mean Gene - you seem overly concerned with this election for someone who votes out of state. Perhaps you should take up shuffleboard this year.

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#1489355 --- 09/07/16 09:50 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Have you checked lately to see if that still is the case? I'll stick with Pickleball, golf and refereeing basketball
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#1489356 --- 09/07/16 09:57 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: LaxMan69]
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Voters should be concerned. Yates County needs someone with a strong work ethic and a diverse background who is willing to see that justice is done for "ALL" Yates County residents. IMHO An attorney who seems to have trouble staying at one job doesn't fit the bill to waltz into a ten year job that will pay almost 2 million dollars in salary.
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#1489370 --- 09/08/16 07:32 AM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Word I am hearing is that Jason is no longer employed in Chemung Co. is that it was discovered that he was not a resident of said county. Which brings to question, overlooked during the application process OR info on application not quite accurate? anyone else get wind of this?

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#1489372 --- 09/08/16 08:33 AM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: yipes]
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That would make sense. The Penn Yan PD hired an officer on a lateral transfer some years ago. He was employed at a LE agency in Chemung county and they had a policy requiring residency to work in the county. He had built a house just outside of the county and the agency found out about it. He didn't want to give up his home so he did a lateral to the Penn Yan PD (who do not have a residency clause.) He was an excellent officer during my tenure as chief, was promoted to Sgt. and continues to commute to work in PY. Penn Yan's gain and Chemung counties loss.

Possibly Mr. Cook rented or used someone's address in Chemung county to get the ADA job. Someone probably asked how he could run for Judge in Yates County if he was a resident of Chemung? That might have led to his immediate departure from his job awhile back.
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#1489385 --- 09/08/16 01:06 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Jason’s employment in Chemung County, even though part-time, while living in Yates County is a violation of Public Officer’s Law. If he wasn’t aware of the law then shame on him. If he was aware of the law and broke it anyway, then double shame on him. Either way, Yates County deserves a better judge than a lawyer unknowingly or willingly breaking the law and flitting from job to job. Why people are paying up to $125 to attend fundraisers for this oft unemployed and unqualified candidate boggles my mind.

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#1492027 --- 11/05/16 10:41 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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The evidence now suggests that Cook knew about Public Officers Law and tried to hide the fact he was violating it by living in Yates County while working in Chemung County. Friday's story in the Chronicle-Express online states that Cook filed an oath of office as assistant district attorney but did not state his address on the oath. Who doesn't know their own address? He left the address blank because he knew he was violating the law and if he'd put his actual, Yates County address he would not have been qualified to hold the office of assistant district attorney in Chemung County.
Do we want a lawbreaker as our next Judge?

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#1492042 --- 11/06/16 08:57 AM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Sounds accurate, especially since he did not answer the question when put to him by the paper. Played the typical politician/lawyer by changing the subject and dancing around the issue.

a Judge has to follow the law, not twist things to fit what their own personal position or feelings are.
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#1492058 --- 11/06/16 12:24 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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So far the only retort that I know off that Cook has offered to Conlon's postcard is to call it a dirty, cheap political trick. If that truly was the case why wouldn't you offer up some credible evidence to counter that point.

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#1492073 --- 11/06/16 01:39 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: yipes]
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Originally Posted By: yipes
So far the only retort that I know off that Cook has offered to Conlon's postcard is to call it a dirty, cheap political trick. If that truly was the case why wouldn't you offer up some credible evidence to counter that point.


Cook can't come up with a retort because everything on the postcard was true. Even his little minion 'helpme' can only come up with nonsense. I'm glad the truth is out there for the voters to see. I call Cook the 'UN'candidate...unemployed, untruthful, unethical, untrustworthy, underqualified, unkind, and unable to fool most people.

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#1492137 --- 11/06/16 10:11 PM Re: Special prosecutor appointed [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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See Judge Conlon's evidence regarding Cook's violation of Public Officers Law on facebook at Matt Conlon for Yates County Judge.

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#1492488 --- 11/13/16 10:27 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Cook got it. Looking at the votes, if Gardner hadn't run, Conlon probably would have won. I wonder what she'll do for a living after the GOP gets through with her in the next election.

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#1492506 --- 11/14/16 07:41 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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I was thinking that if Conlon didn't run Gardner would have won! When Conlon announced it was a gift to Cook.

The majority of voters casting ballots didn't want Cook. Yes, it will be interesting if the County Republican committee will stay truly neutral if there is a primary in the next D.A. election.
They clearly wanted their golden boy Cook to win the primary this year. Two opponents made that easy for them.
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#1492533 --- 11/15/16 09:22 AM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Considering Gardner couldn't win a nomination on anything but a minor party line, the idea that Conlon was siphoning votes from her is pretty speculative. If any sizeable contingent of voters wanted Gardner to be judge she would have won the Democrat primary.

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#1492542 --- 11/15/16 01:15 PM Re: Cook: Fired or Retired? [Re: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.]
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Point taken, but if you remember she out polled Conlon on the republican line but lost it to Cook. I don't believe his majority on the Democratic line was much different than her majority over Conlon on the Republican line.

She defeated Cook, the republican nominee while running on a minor party line when she ran for D.A. There also were some people who were happy with her as District Attorney and may have decided they were good with her staying in that position so they moved their support to Conlon.

I think either of them were capable of defeating Cook if it was a one on one race.


Edited by Mean Gene (11/15/16 01:16 PM)
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