Attorney David Alexander Announces Run For Cortlandville Judge; Decision Forces Primary Election
Republican voters in the Town of Cortlandville will have a primary race to decide this September; two local attorneys are vying for the recently created second town judges position.
Local Attorney David Alexander announced his candidacy for Cortlandville Town Judge yesterday. Alexander is a lifelong Cortlandville resident, he has been an attorney in the area for the past 16 years, and prior to that he ran a dairy farm in Cortlandville. Alexander has previously served as a municipal attorney for the Towns of Truxton and Harford; he has also represented the Virgil Fire District.
Alexander currently serves on the Town Zoning Board of Appeals, he has also served on the Homer School Board as well.
Alexander has been married for 35 years and has four children and two grandchildren.
Alexander says he feels he has the experience and skills to serve the community well, having handled a variety of cases over the years ranging from criminal to civil matters.
Alexander’s family has a history in Cortlandville, his grandfather Glenn Alexander was a Cortlandville Town Supervisor in the 1960’s and his uncle also served as one of the two Town Justices as well.
Recently the Town Board restored the second Judges position which had been eliminated several years ago, the Cortlandville Court is one of the busiest in the county and the state.
Alexander says he would like to bring his skills to the Court and help ease the burden on current Town Judge Fran Casullo.
Alexander faces a challenge from former Assistant County Prosecutor Karen Howe who also announced recently that she is seeking the Republican nomination as well. Howe served for several years in the District Attorney’s Office until she resigned recently to run for this position.
Alexander says he plans to knock on doors and looks forward to meeting with Cortlandville voters to gain their support.
The primary will held on September 10th, So far there are no Democratic challengers.