October 31, 2018
Statement From The Watches Campaign:
Today it was announced that Judge Chauncey Watches has earned numerous endorsements from across Steuben County.
Senator Tom O’Mara said, “I’m proud to endorse Chauncey Watches for Steuben County Court Judge in next week’s election. During his 14 years on the bench, Judge Watches has shown integrity, honesty and impartiality to all who come into his courtroom. These are exactly the qualities a good judge should possess. Chauncey has my full support on Tuesday.”
Corning City Republican Chairman Nicholas Weinstein said, “I am happy to endorse Judge Watches for Steuben County Court. He is an experienced well qualified jurist and will serve the county well as their next County Court Judge. I encourage every voter in the city of Corning and the county to vote for Judge Watches.”
Judge Watches has also recently been endorsed by the Bath Republican Committee, Cohocton Republican Committee and Hornell Republican Committee.
He previously earned the endorsement of the Bath Police Benevolent Association. In their endorsement letter, PBA President William Baker noted that “In the 14 years as Judge for the Village of Bath, Judge Watches has never let us down.” He added, “From a police point of view, these frequent and timely arraignments have allowed our officers to better serve and protect the community by getting our men and women back on the streets to protect and serve.”
Judge Watches also earned an “A” rating from the Shooters Committee On Political Education (SCOPE). Douglas Mitchell of SCOPE’s Steuben County Chapter said, “Judge Watches has Constitutional passion, integrity and a true willingness to serve the people of Steuben County, exercising legal discretion when rendering his decisions. These are based on his knowledge of New York Civil Law and the U.S. Constitution, both of which are critical not only to the members of S.C.O.P.E., but all law-abiding citizens.”
Judge Watches has served as a Municipal Judge in Bath for the last 14 years, where he has helped to resolve thousands of challenging cases. In addition to his tenure behind the bench, he has run his own private legal practice for more than 30 years and previously served as Assistant District Attorney and as Assigned Counsel through the Public Defender’s Office.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. Judge Watches will appear on the Republican, Conservative and Independence ballot lines.