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Cayuga DA announces re-election bid

In his nineteenth (19th) year as a prosecutor, Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced today that he is seeking re-election to a second term as Cayuga County District Attorney. DA Budelmann said, “It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your District Attorney.”DA Budelmann reported, “It has been a very busy four years. At the end of 2007 this Office lost some very experienced members. During this time period, Cayuga County saw a 39% increase in felony arrests, including a 51% increase in violent felony arrests. The obvious result of the increases was more investigations, litigation, hearings, grand jury indictments, felony trials and the appeals that followed.”“In the past four years this Office has secured hundreds of felony convictions and lengthy sentences for killers, child molesters, drug dealers, and other dangerous criminals.” DA Budelmann further pointed out, “During this same time period this Office was also challenged with the imposition of the new Drug Dealer Protection Act of 2009, which allowed for the sealing of prior convictions, lower sentences for violent drug dealers, and the early release of convicted felons from prison.” “This Office persevered and has moved beyond those initial challenges. We are fully staffed with an aggressive team of experienced, tried and tested, veteran prosecutors and support staff. We are ready, willing, and able to continue to protect our community from the violence and illegal drug activity that continues to endanger this State and Country, and which seeks to move here as well.”District Attorney Budelmann indicated that he is looking forward to an exciting campaign this year. “I am eager to meet the upcoming challenges facing our community head on. If re-elected, I will continue my commitment to keep our community safe. I respectfully ask for this community’s support once again.”

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