Im endorsing Nicole Duve for her third term as our district attorney.
Nicole is one of the most honest and sincere people Ive ever met. I believe under the circumstances of a county that has been financially strapped the last few years, her performance as district attorney has been remarkable.
People criticize plea bargains, but they have been in existence forever. If we didnt have plea bargains in St. Lawrence County with the sheer number of cases that come across her desk and every case had to go to trial, the system would be bankrupt and we would have very little justice in St. Lawrence County.
Im not writing this letter to attack her opponent. Nicoles record stands for itself. As a longtime resident of St. Lawrence County, I strongly endorse Nicole and urge fair-minded voters to re-elect her on Nov. 5.
The writer is president emeritus of the Aluminum, Brick & Glass Workers International Union AFL-CIO.