An Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 

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. Racism is not a mistake.

To submit a question, use the link to the Google Form below. We look forward to answering your questions, and we hope you grab a cup of Joe and tune into Coffee with Kopko this Thursday at noon!

Ed On The Issues

Transparency in Office

  • 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

Community Powered 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


May 13, 2020

February 19, 2020

Join Ed's fight to bring progress to the criminal justice system of Tompkins County

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Vote for Ed Kopko by absentee ballot or in person on June 23rd. 

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