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Yates Co. District Attorney challenger petitions under court review

The race for Yates County District Attorney is taking a detour through the courtroom.

Decisions by Yates County Election Commissioners will be ruled upon Aug. 7 at the Hall of Justice in Rochester, where a Supreme Court Justice will review documents related to Todd J. Casella’s residence in addition to the commissioner’s rulings.

On July 26 Yates County Election Commissioners Robert Brechko (D) and Amy Daines (R) ruled that three petitions filed by Todd J. Casella in his bid for the Yates County District Attorney position are either invalid or null and void.

The commissioners also ruled against the objection filed by Penne Marchionda to Casella’s Republican petition. She has filed the court documents arguing that election documents filed with Casella’s petitions contained three different Hammondsport addresses. Marchionda’s court documents assert that all Casella petitions that do not report his address as Shethar Street must be invalidated.

But that’s not all. Casella has filed similar documents in Supreme Court in relation to the commissioner’s rulings in his Independence and Reform petitions. Casella’s filing will be heard Aug. 7 as well.

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