The June 23rd primary is coming up soon – read Ed's action plan now to see a new vision of our local justice system.

With your vote for me as District Attorney by absentee ballot or in person on June 23, you and I will make sure everyone has equal protection in our justice system.


An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 

 "As a progressive community, we will reject discrimination so everyone has equal protection of our justice system."

Ed On The Issues


  • Handling Police Misconduct – Thoroughly investigate all police misconduct and report findings to the public

  • Fair & Independent Investigation – Review ALL evidence and present the facts before charging an individual

  • Community Advisory Boards – Trusted community advisors will provide oversight by ensuring that prosecution are fair and based on community values


  • Engage with our local government, housing, healthcare, education, etc. 

  • Utilize research, studies, and data that support our initiatives 

  • Examine the finances of Tompkins County’s justice system and calculate true cost of incarceration

  • Collaborate with and build upon existing successful programs and initiatives

Restorative Justice

  • Treat addiction as an illness and a public health issue, not a punishable crime

  • Treat victims with respect and sensitivity 

  • Foster police and community relations, increasing efficacy and public confidence in  policing

  • Provide vital trauma recovery programs and victim services

  • Scrutinize abusive police interrogation techniques

Michelle Courtney Berry

Cynthia Brock

Phoebe Brown

Jordan Clemons

Jason Leifer 

Ryan McHugh

Alexandra Gibbons

Beth Hogan

Paula Ioanide

Danny Malone

Rose DeGroat

Amos Malone

Ryan McHugh

Timofey Nikulin

Harry O. Smith

Rakim Jones

Barbara Regenspan

Sean Lewis

Christine Barksdale

Anthony Henry

John Simon

Greg Bostwick

Armyus Guyton

Jean Pierre-Rosa

Sarah Crews

Eldridge Harris

John Callister, PhD

Kerry Quinn

Jackson Grey

Alex Walker

Casey Grey

Jyl Dowd

Joyce Muchan

Priscilla Walker

Stacy Dimas

Martha Lasley

May 13, 2020

February 19, 2020

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