WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2016. Special to WPCNR. August 3rd, 2016:
The Westchester County Board of Elections has ruled that District Attorney candidate Mitch Benson filed over one thousand invalid signatures in his attempt to force a Republican primary, which has led to his removal from the ballot. Benson’s disqualification officially eliminates any possibility of a September primary.
Bruce Bendish was already the presumptive party nominee after winning the endorsement with an overwhelming 3 to 1 vote at the Republican Party’s nominating convention back in April.
Having practiced law in Westchester for over 40 years, Bendish’s campaign focuses on experience. His experience includes 14 years as a prosecutor in the Westchester District Attorney’s office where he served as a Bureau Chief in both the Homicide and Rackets Bureaus, and earlier the Special Investigations Bureau. Bendish has worked as a defense attorney since 1987, and is now the only candidate in this race who has tried a case. Throughout his career he has worked closely with nearly all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Westchester. His experience working in nearly every court throughout the county has earned the respect of judges, local and county police agencies, the current District Attorney’s staff, as well as the defense bar – a benefit that is unique to him as a candidate in this race.
Bendish has also worked with both of the county’s most recent District Attorneys. He worked along side both Jeanne Pirro and Janet DiFiore under former District Attorney Carl Vergari during part of his tenure at the Westchester District Attorney’s office, and Janet DiFiore also worked part time at Bendish’s private practice, Goodrich & Bendish, from 1987 – 1994.
Election day is Tuesday, November 8. You can learn more about Bruce Bendish and his campaign by visiting www.VoteBendishDA.com.