September 22, 2017
Steuben County Surrogate Court Judge Pat McAllister issued the following statement:
BATH – Steuben County Assistant District Attorney Patrick McAllister remains the victor in the Sept. 12 Republican Party Primary race for county Surrogate Judge, with absentee ballots extending his lead Wednesday to 2,988 -2,665, a 323-vote margin compared to his 2,765 -2,509 lead tallied on primary night.
“First and foremost, I would like to again thank all voters who expressed their confidence in me during the primary election,” McAllister said. “That includes all my supporters in the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.”
McAllister also credited his opponent, Chauncey Watches, on a well-run contest for the judicial spot.
A public and private attorney for 35 years, and former county legislator, McAllister announced his candidacy in early February and conducted a strong grassroots campaign.
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 extensive experience in Family Court, where he has represented hundreds of children.