Cornwell Secures Broome County DA Post


Republican Stephen Cornwell (right) edged out Democratic incumbent Gerald Mollen (left) for Broome County district attorney.

Republican Stephen Cornwell will soon be Broome County’s new District Attorney. He emerged victorious in the tight race after absentee ballots were counted on Tuesday.

The DA contest ended too close to call on November 3, with Democratic incumbent Gerald Mollen trailing Cornwell by fewer than 600 votes. With absentee ballots in, unofficial totals are 20,121 for Mollen and 20,630 for Cornwell. That count does not include about 15 votes that are to be hand-counted. Broome County’s new district attorney takes office in early 2016.

This story will be updated once the election is certified and official totals are available.