Daley most logical choice for DA

For 13 years I worked as the victim coordinator in the Office of the Herkimer County District Attorney. During my tenure I worked for three different DAs: Mike Daley, John Crandall and Jeff Carpenter.

In March 2013 I resigned from my position. When a victim of crime is brave enough to ask for assistance they shouldn't have to advocate for themselves with the person they elected to represent them.

Carpenter would have you believe crime stops at the Herkimer County line. We are not safer, we are just kept in the dark. The county is awash in drugs and human trafficking. If we are safer, why were 197 children sexually abused in our county last year alone? Why does a father that victimizes his child receive five years from Herkimer County prosecution and 20 years from federal prosecution? Why is a man in a position of power over children sentenced to nine years for sexual abuse in full satisfaction of over 100 felony charges?

Why are there no trials just plea bargains? Why are there still victims?

Take the opinion of someone with direct experience working for both candidates, If you want a DA that fairly and quickly assists you when a criminal breaks into your home, assaults your child or steals your money then your only option is voting for Mike Daley. He took the effort to apply for the grant funding to create the position with minimal cost to the county and more importantly to assist the people he was elected to represent. Daley is running for just one reason: It is the right thing to do.

TINA TYRRELL

Herkimer

 

Daley would serve as 'people's DA'

The law requires that a county district attorney "give his whole time to his duties" and "not engage in any business that interferes."

Before he was elected, Jeff Carpenter was an instructor at HCCC. In a conversation we had at the Herkimer County Fair, he told me that if elected he'd quit the teaching job. Come 2012, he was still on the staff at HCCC.

Being untruthful is an extremely disturbing character flaw for a DA.

Further, he violated his oath to discharge duties to the best of his abilities when he was presented with indisputable evidence of Legislature-generated false documents and found that the "allegations do not rise to the level of criminal conduct."

It seems that Carpenter's "best ability" was subverted by party loyalty and a willingness to sacrifice law enforcement to elite friendships.

Vote for Mike Daley if you want a people's D.A. and not a party's D.A.

Vote for Mike Daley if you feel that laws should be enforced fairly and uniformly.

CARL STREETER

Ilion

 

Vincent brings great character to candidacy

As a customer of Patrick Vincent for almost two decades, I have found him and his business to be exemplary- a great family man operating a great family business.

Very simply put, he operates his business on good old-fashioned, conservative principles: honesty, integrity, concern for his customers and delivering on his promises. His word is his bond.

I enthusiastically endorse him for the 118th Assembly district. He will bring all of his great attributes to the district and will be a solid leader and advocate for us all.

ALAN A. ALLEN

Poland

 

Legislator raises an insult to taxpayers

Now that all of our area elected officials plan on giving themselves raises, perhaps it's a good time to ask them - all of them- if they have done anything to help those that they supposedly represent get a raise.

Our veterans, the disabled, the elderly have not received so much as one thin dime's worth of a raise despite the fact that costs for us have risen just as much as for our politicians.

In fact, considering the state of our area's economy, the politicians should have their salaries cut, not increased.

Any mention of a salary increase to our elected officials should be considered an insult to every taxpayers and voter.

RUTH DRESHER COHEN

Utica

 

Electing Hillary would be bad move

When women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the "bimbo eruption" and scandal defense. She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit but after the Starr investigation they settled.

Hillary refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as special prosecutor. After $80 million of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs. This resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for "lying under oath" to a grand jury and impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, "I do not recall," "I have no recollection" and "I don't know" a total of 56 times while under oath.

After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork she had taken.

Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the "pay to play" schemes of the Clinton Foundation — we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to her loyal fans — "what difference does it make?"

Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting Satan absolution and giving him the Keys to heaven! What a swell party — ready for another four years of this type of low-life mess???

MIKE SERVATIUS

Stittville