ITHACA, N.Y. –Matt Van Houten received the nomination for District Attorney from the Tompkins County

In a first round of 115 votes, Van Houten received 56 votes, Andrew Bonavia received 43 votes and Edward Kopko received 16 votes.

Because neither received a 50 percent majority, another vote was cast with Van Houten receiving 64 votes and Bonavia receiving 47.

Acting District Attorney Andrew Bonavia stands outside the courtroom at Ithaca Town Hall with former District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson while the Tompkins County Democratic Committee discusses the vote. (Photo by Jolene Almendarez/The Ithaca Voice)

Fewer people voted in the second vote because several people left before the conclusion of the ballot counting.

Neither the Tompkins County Republicans or Independence party have publicly announced a candidate for DA, meaning that Van Houten is currently running unopposed for the job.

According to the Empire Center’s latest data, the District Attorney in Tompkins County is the seventh highest paid public office, raking in $162,208 per year.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more details.

Edward Kopko talks with a man outside the courtroom at Ithaca Town Hall while the Tompkins County Democratic Committee discusses the vote. (Photo by Jolene Almendarez/The Ithaca Voice)

Jolene Almendarez

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