The following is a republished press release from the Tompkins County Democratic Committee the Ithaca Voice … click here to submit community announcements directly to The Voice, or contact us at

On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30 PM at Town of Ithaca Hall, 215 N. Tioga Street, voters in Tompkins County may attend a forum to meet the candidates who are vying to run for Tompkins County District Attorney on the Democratic line.

Candidates will introduce themselves and will respond to questions from the floor.

Per election law, the Tompkins County Democratic Committee will then hold a nominating session in the week following the September 13 primary to select one of those candidates to run on the Democratic line. Only County Committee members from the City and Towns will vote at that session.

The DA candidate who wins the majority of votes at that September session will appear on the November ballot on the Democratic line (row A).

Interested candidates and others with questions are encouraged to contact Tompkins County Democratic Chair Irene Stein at 266-7579.

Election Day is November 8

Editor’s Note: The Ithaca Voice profiled the three Democratic candidates running for District Attorney earlier this month. Read the profiles below. 

Tompkins DA candidate: 30+ years of law experience; talks Ithaca Plan, wrongful convictions

Tompkins DA candidate: DA needs community presence, ‘think outside the box’ about drug treatment

Tompkins DA candidate: veteran of violent crime cases, would work to combat gun violence

Featured photo courtesy of Brian Turner/Flickr. 

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.