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(Third Department -- 3rd Judicial District)

population: 306,000

click here for website of:
Incumbent District Attorney P. David Soares

General Election

click her for campaign website:
P. David Soares
(I) (D -- won Democratic primary)

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click here for campaign website:
Matt Toporowski   (WF)

law firm website


CJA's June 13, 2020 facebook message to Toporowski --
Dear Candidate Toporowski -- Following up the voice mail message I left for you a short time ago (518-312-4610), I can help you win, easily & without $, against D.A. Soares. I left a similar message, on your office # (518-400-0955), on Feb 12th, but did not receive any return call. Are you aware of the corruption complaints that D.A. Soares has been "sitting on", since 2013, involving the commission-based judicial pay raises, to which D.A. pay raises are tied, and the state budget? Please call me -- and/or send me your e-mail -- so that I can furnish you with the latest. Thank you. Elena Sassower, Director/Center for Judicial Accountability, Inc.(CJA) -- www.judgewatch.org - 914-421-1200; elena@judgewatch.org

cc to TOPOROWSKI -- CJA's July 3, 2020 e-mail to Albany Times Union
"The Albany Times Union's duty to rescind its June 17, 2020 editorial
'Albany County DA: Soares' & to take other corrective steps to protect the public
& the integrity of elections"

Albany Times Union's June 17, 2020 editorial:
"Albany County D.A.: Soares

CJA's June 4, 2020 grand jury/corruption complaint to D.A. Soares

included direct links:
CJA's webpage --- "Invoking 'The power of grand juries to inquire
into the wilful misconduct in office of public officers,
and to find indictments...',
pursuant to Article I, §6 of the New York State Constitution"

CJA's webpage of the 4 prior complaints D.A. Soares has been "sitting on"

CJA's July 3, 2020 e-mail to, inter alia, Albany Times Union reporters
"Celebrating July 4th by making NY's state legislative & DA elections competitive
& capable of achieving their goal of accountability"


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January 19, 2020
"Soares announces run for 5th term"
Albany Times Union (Steve Hughes)

February 5, 2020
Albany D.A. to be off WAMC show until election ends"
Albany Times Union

February 10, 2020
"Former prosecutor to challenge Soares"
Albany Times Union (Steve Hughes)

February 12, 2020
"David Soares faces a well-deserved challenge"
Albany Times Union (Chris Churchill)

February 11, 2020
"The left turns against its one-time criminal justice reform champion"
Politico (Bill Mahoney)

February 20, 2020
"Working Families backs challengers to Soares, McDonald"
Albany Times Union (Kayla Harris, Steve Hughes)

April 30, 2020
"A Powerful D.A. Fought NY's Reforms.  His Challenger Wants to Push Them Further"
The Appeal (Daniel Nichanian)

June 1, 2020
"Albany County District Attorney, Once a Promising Criminal Justice Reformer,
Faces Primary Challenge From the Left
The Intercept (Theodore Hamm)

June 5, 2020
"Albany County DA David Soares, Challenger Matt Toporowski
Debate Before June 23 Primary
WAMC (Dave Lucas)

June 11, 2020
"Once the crusading progressive, Albany County District Attorney Soares
draws primary challenge from its left flank
Altamont Enterprise

June 15, 2020
"Candidate for Albany County DA discusses the issues with News 10" --
"truth & transparency in the justice system"; 2 systems of justice -- have & have nots

"Candidate for Albany County DA discusses the issues with News 10"

June 17, 2020
"Albany County D.A.: Soares"
Albany Times Union (editorial - endorsement) 

June 19, 2020
"The Intriguing Primary Battle for Albany DA"
State of Politics (Susan Arbetter)

June 22, 2020
"Protest Movement Has Raised Stakes In Albany D.A. Primary
Between Soares and Democratic Challenger
NYLJ (Thomas McParland)

June 22, 2020
"Albany County DA Primary Goes Down To The Wire"
WAMC (Dave Lucas)

June 22, 2020
Cynthia Nixon endorses Toporowski for DA"
Spectrum (Nick Reisman)

June 23, 2020
Daily Gazette (Stephen Williams)

June 24, 2020
"Toporowski Hoping Absentee Ballots Will Turn Albany County DA Race"
WAMC (Ian Pinkus)

June 24, 2020
"Albany County DA Race Too Close to Call with Mail-in Votes Still to be Counted"
NYLJ (Tom McParland)

 July 1, 2020
"Soares, Toporowski agree to high-speed vote count in DA primary"
Albany Times Union (Robert Gavin)

July 7, 2020
"Soares expected to win Democratic DA primary"
Albany Times Union (Robert Gavin)

July 7, 2020
"Toporowski concedes Albany County DA race to Soares"
Albany Times Union (Robert Gavin)
"Robert Gavin covers state and federal courts, criminal justice issues
and legal affairs for the Times Union. Contact him at (518) 434-2403"

July 8, 2020
"Soares Wins Albany County DA Primary"
WAMC (Dave Lucas)

    July 8, 2020
"Toporowski Concedes Albany County D.A. Race"
WAMC (Jim Levulis)











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