Cortland County District Attorney candidates Keith Dayton and Mark Suben will meet in their second and final debate tonight on the SUNY Cortland campus.
Last week the two men faced off at the Cortland Elks Club.
Suben, a democrat is the incumbent district attorney, Dayton his Republican challenger is a local defense attorney he served as the County’s Public Defender for 12 years.
Last week the two field questions about their qualifications and their approached to dealing with crime.
Suben points to his four years in the in D-A’s office but also to his prior experience prosecuting cases as an Assistant district Attorney in Onondaga County and the Bronx.
Dayton wants voters to ask themselves if they feel safer today than they did four years ago, he cites the increase in drug activity and violent crime as areas where he will focus if elected.
At 7 o’clock tonight in the Sperry Center, room 105, both Dayton and Suben will discuss their public policies and respond to questions.
SUNY Cortland Service Professor Robert Spitzer will moderate the event, which is hosted by the College's Political Science Association.
Suben is running on the Democratic and Working Families Party line.
Dayton is running on the Republican and Conservative Party line.