Monday, October 21, 2019

Shooter’s Group Grades Schuyler Judicial Candidates. Republican Steven Getman Gets Top Grade with “A.”

Montour Falls, NY— The Schuyler County chapter of S.C.O.P.E. (the Shooters Committee On Political Education) has released ratings on the four candidates for Schuyler County Court Judge and Republican Steven Getman was the clear winner.

Getman, currently the Schuyler County Attorney, received a grade of “A,” based on responses to a written questionnaire and responses to questions presented to all four candidates at a recently held S.C.O.P.E. public forum at the Montour Falls Moose Club.

Steven Getman at a
recent "Friends of the NRA" dinner
Getman scored well ahead of his three rivals: Democrat Matt Hayden scored a “B Minus,” while third-party candidates Dan Fitzsimmons and Jessica Saks each came in with a “C minus” for their grades.

An attorney since 1992, Getman has practiced in each of the courts over which the County Court Judge presides: County Criminal, Civil, Family and Surrogate’s. He has also handled dozens of criminal and civil appeals in the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division. As Schuyler County Attorney, Getman is the chief legal advisor to approximately 250 county employees, including the County Administrator and County Legislature. He and his staff have handled thousands of cases, prosecuted and defended civil actions, appeared in numerous courts, and drafted legislation. In addition, his office prosecutes family court cases involving child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency and child support violations. Beyond his service as an attorney, Getman has taught criminal justice and constitutional law as an Adjunct Instructor at Keuka College for the past eight years.

S.C.O.P.E. is a 501 (c) 4 statewide organization since 1965 dedicated to preserving the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens of New York State through public education and promoting voter participation.

In addition, to the Republican Party, Getman has been cross-endorsed by the New York State Libertarian Party and will appear on that ballot line as well. The general election is scheduled for November 5.