Broome County District Attorney Candidates Cast Votes

By Erik Burling

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 6, 2007 at 7:28 PM EDT

Broome County has a few of the most closely watched races in Election 2007.

District Attorney Gerald Mollen faces a challenger for the first time since he first won office 20 years ago.

He's a Democrat running for his 6th term.

Mollen voted here at the Korean Baptist Church in Vestal.

His challenger, Republican Michael Korchak, voted alongside his wife at Highland Park in the Town of Union.

Korchak was an assistant prosecutor before leaving the office to run for DA.

"It's an honor and a privilege to be a part of the system. After voting all these years as a citizen. It seems a little odd to go in and actually see your name in the voting booth," says Korchak.

"It's a lot like presenting information to a jury. Basically you gather all the information you present it as best you can. Now the electorate is the jury. You wait, and hope it turns out the way you like," says Mollen.

Experience, drug crimes, plea bargains, and concern for victims of all crimes are some of the issues brought up in this race.

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