This week, approximately 100 Delegates from across 10 counties met to formally nominate Chenango County District Attorney Joe McBride to run as the Republican Party's candidate for State Supreme Court, Sixth District,  in the November election. The vacancy was created by the recent retirement of Judge Kevin Dowd.

The Sixth Judicial Court encompasses all of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins counties.  The position serves nearly 750,000 residents and is among the most important courts within the legal system.

McBride was nominated by Bob Brooks of Chenango County and seconded by Sheila Marshman of Chenango County.  It was further seconded by Connie White of Cortland County.  He has spent 35 years working in the criminal justice system, 19 of those as Chenango County District Attorney.  McBride said that "this experience has prepared me well for the challenging cases that face a State Supreme Court Judge."