July 19, 2017
WAYLAND, NY – Republican Pat McAllister announced today that’s he’s gotten more than 3,000 signatures of registered Republicans, and has also secured a place on the Conservative and Independence parties lines for the September 12 Primary,
McAllister says that brings the total signatures to almost 3,400 voters. He will face Bath Village Justice Chauncey Watches in the primary.
See full statement below:
WAYLAND — Patrick McAllister, of Wayland, is now officially on the Sept. 12 primary ballots for Steuben County Surrogate Court Judge.
“The people of Steuben County want a Surrogate Court Judge who has experience – in Surrogate Court,” said McAllister. “A Surrogate Court Judge is different from any other judge and the only training that prepares one for this job is practicing in Surrogate Court.”
Surrogate Court judges handle several different kinds of cases, but focus on wills and estates of the deceased, adoptions and the guardianship of incompetent persons. In Steuben, Surrogate Court judges also can be assigned work in felony criminal court and family court matters.
McAllister, who announced his candidacy in early February, said he has strong support for his candidacy from voters in three parties.
McAllister collected more than 3,000 signatures of registered Republicans to secure a place on the Republican primary ballot – more than three times the minimum signatures required.
He also secured a place on the Conservative and Independence parties lines for the Sept. 12 Primary bringing the total signatures to almost 3,400 voters.
“The total number of signatures collected shows people in Steuben County are involved in our political process and concerned about who is elected to this position,” McAllister said. “I sincerely thank them for their help and support.”
An attorney for 35 years, and former county legislator, McAllister is now a county Assistant District Attorney and maintains a private practice.
His work in Steuben’s Surrogate Court includes the probate and administration of estates and all aspects of guardianship proceedings and adoptions. He also has experience in felony matters and Family Court, where he has represented hundreds of children.
McAllister looks to fill the vacancy left by county Judge Marianne Furfure, who will retire after 20 years on the bench.