Erin Connelly Advances to General Election in Erie County Judge Race
In her second run for judge on the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Chief Deputy District Attorney Erin Connelly prevailed in Tuesday's primary election.
With the second highest vote total on the Democratic ticket, she secured a spot on the ballot in the general election.
Her supporters watched the returns at Odis 12 Tuesday night.
Connelly ran on her 16 year record as a prosecutor in the Erie County District Attorney's Office with the endorsement of her boss, District Attorney Jack Daneri, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
With a three-way race set up for the fall, she plans to stay the course.
"I'm just going to continue doing what I'm doing," said Connelly. "I think people see how hard I work and how hard I have worked for them. That my job. It's just never been about one person; it's been about the whole community and all of Erie County. I continued to do that after the first election, and that's not going to change at this point and I think that speaks volumes."
Connelly is the daughter of Senior Judge Shad Connelly.
When she ran in 2015, she lost in the general election by only 800 votes. She's determined to win a seat on the bench this time around.