BINGHAMTON, NY – New Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak has assembled his team of prosecutors, including one of the opponents he defeated in November.
Korchak has hired Debra Gelson to be a Senior Assistant District Attorney.
Korchak, who ran as a Libertarian after narrowly losing the GOP primary, defeated Republican candidate Paul Battisti by 55 votes in the general election.
Gelson, running as the Democratic candidate, finished a distant third.
Gelson will work in the Special Victims and Violent Crimes bureaus within the DA’s office.
Korchak has also appointed Mark Loughran to be his Chief Assistant DA, a position Korchak himself held under prior DA Steve Cornwell.