City Judge Candidate Mike Shafer: 'I'm Still In The Race'
Despite coming third in the recent Democratic Primary for Cortland City Judge, Democrat Mike Shafer has announced that he is staying in the race and will continue campaigning for support in the November General Election.
Earlier this month Shafer secured 269 votes in the three-way Democratic primary. Democratic opponent Liz Burns won the race with 356 votes followed by Ron Walsh with 324 votes. Shafer will now run as and an independent candidate on the Independence and Conservative party lines and is confident he will receive robust support from voters of all political persuasions.
Shafer says he has been urged to continue his campaign by stalwart supporters in the Democratic Party and by others across the political spectrum. Shafer say he is running as a genuine coalition candidate in the general election.
Shafer touted his 30+ years in practice; he has previously served in the County Public Defender’s Office and has served as a law guardian as well.
Shafer, Burns, and Walsh are running to replace Democratic City Judge Tom Meldrim who is retiring after several years on the bench.