McCoski is seeking reelecion as DA

FONDA — Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski is seeking another four years in her position as she made the announcement of her reelection.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Montgomery County for the last four years,” McCoski said in a prepared statement. “I have made myself and my office more visible and accountable within the community.”

McCoski has worked closely with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Jeff Smith to hold community meetings throughout the county to learn more about what issues and problems there are throughout the area. According to a press release, she has also been working closely with other local police departments including Amsterdam Police Department, the St. Johnsville Police Department, Fort Plain Police Department, Canajoharie Police Department and state police.

“I continue to encourage any resident having concerns regarding criminal behavior within their neighborhoods to please contact my office and/or the appropriate police agency so that we can address the problem,” McCoski said. “As I said four years ago, this is a partnership between my office and the residents of Montgomery County to work together and to make our neighborhoods safe and a great place to raise our families At the end of the day Montgomery County is our home.”

McCoski said she is running again because her work is continuous and has more goals she’d like to accomplish.

According to the release, she is a life-long resident of Montgomery County with 12 years of experience as a prosecutor and 34 years of legal experience.

“I know how important it is to have a hands-on district attorney, who understands the needs and issues within Montgomery County,” McCoski said. “My priorities are to fairly represent the residents of my community, combat crime, protect victims and hold criminals accountable for their illegal behavior.”

According to the release, some of her accomplishments during her first four years have included: bringing violent offenders to justice, keeping drugs off streets, keeping schools safe, ensuring the elderly are physically and financially safe, incarcerating sexual predators and holding individuals accountable for crimes which compromise a resident’s quality of life. She has also offered low level criminals an opportunity to turn their lives around with drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

“During this time, I have successfully prosecuted seven cases resulting in manslaughter and murder convictions,” McCoski said.

According to the release, she has also prosecuted hundreds of drug related offenses resulting in sentences of incarceration. McCoski with the help of law enforcement have slowed down the flow of illegal drugs into Montgomery County. She has also sought justice in cases involving rape, child abuse, animal abuse, DWI and burglary cases.

“As of Jan. 1, I have been faced with the constraints of the Bail Reform Act,” McCoski said. “Despite the loopholes and significant, unaddressed concerns regarding Bail Reform, I can assure you that my office will continue to hold criminals accountable for their illegal acts.”

She is also working to secure funds to help solve cold cases to give families of the victims closure and justice.

“I look forward once again traveling throughout Montgomery County, meeting the residents, listening to their concerns and seeking their continued support,” McCoski said.