BINGHAMTON, NY – Former Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell appears to be on his way toward becoming a Broome County Family Court Judge.
Cornwell held a gathering with supporters at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Endwell last night.
According to unofficial results reported by the Broome County Board of Elections, Republican Cornwell holds a 5,284 vote lead over Democrat Hollie Levine, 37,192 to 31,908 in the race to replace retiring Judge Spero Pines.
We spoke with Cornwell over Zoom last night.
“I want to thank my supporters, first of all. My volunteers that are here with me tonight that did help us go out, knock on doors, phone calls, and those things. So, I really appreciate their support,” said Cornwell.
23,394 absentee votes were sent out to voters in Broome County and as of Monday, 17,789 had been returned.
Cornwell said the following Wednesday: “We would like to thank the residents of Broome County for their support. We respect that there are a record number of absentee votes to be counted, but we are currently looking ahead to January, when I plan to take the bench in Family Court, to continue my passion of protecting children and fighting for families.”
Levine also spoke Wednesday, saying , “With close to 18000 absentee ballots left to count, and more arriving at the Board of Elections daily, it is too early to know the outcome of the race for Broome County Family Court Judge. I trailed Mr. Cornwell in the Independence primary until the absentee ballots were counted. Every vote must be counted! I remain hopeful that I will be elected to serve as Broome County’s next Family Court Judge.”