Tioga County DA candidates cast votes

By Perry Russom
By Matt Porter

Tioga County DA candidates cast votes

September 10, 2013 Updated Sep 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM EDT

Town of Tioga, NY (WBNG Binghamton) As time ticked down for votes to be cast in Tioga County's district attorney Republican primary, the three candidates made their final push to win the nomination.

Candidate Adam Schumacher voted a little after 5:30 p.m. in the Town of Tioga Town Hall during a break from work.

"I've met wonderful people throughout this process," said Schumacher, current Tioga County assistant district attorney. "People have come forward and helped in anyway they can and it's extremely humbling and I'm very proud for what they've done and I'll feel like I let them down if it doesn't work out."

His campaign focused on stricter penalties for drug offenders and targeting domestic violence crime by creating programs to educate teens early.

Earlier in the day, acting District Attorney Irene Graven cast her vote for who she thinks should be the next district attorney.

"It's been a long campaign season that has been full of excitement and I have worked very hard throughout the whole campaign and a feel good about what I've done," said Graven. "I'm happy to be where I am today."

Graven cast her vote at Owego Middle School alongside her husband.

Kirk Martin is the other candidate vying to win the primary election.

In an earlier interview, Martin said, if elected, he would focus on elders and drug abuse crime. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

The winner of Tuesday's primary will face off against democrat Frederick Luther in November.

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