Livingston County, NY – Last week letters sent by local attorney and judicial candidate Kevin Van Allen began circulating to Livingston County Conservative Committee Members. The letter stated that Mr. Van Allen would not be circulating petitions seeking a primary on the Conservative line in this year’s election. Furthermore, Van Allen indicated that he would not be running on any other line in the 2015 cycle either.
Mr. Jason J. McGuire, Chairman of the Livingston County Conservative Party, issued the following comments regarding Mr. Van Allen’s decision, “Livingston County voters should be thankful that we will have two experienced judges returning to the bench. Additionally, we applaud Kevin Van Allen’s decision to step aside at this time. Without a doubt, the manner in which Mr. Van Allen has interviewed with the committees and conducted himself since their respective decisions sets him up as the perceived frontrunner when there is a vacancy in the county court.”
At the Conservative Party's May 6 judicial screenings meeting, the Livingston County Committee unanimously voted to designate both incumbent judges, Dennis Cohen and Robert Wiggins, as the party's nominees for County Court Judge. There are two seats up for election this November.