Former Prosecutor Expected to Be GOP Candidate for County Judge
Monroe County Republicans are expected to announce their candidate for Monroe County Court Judge on Friday; a seat that opened up when Judge Frank Geraci moved on to a federal judgeship.
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Sources tell YNN the GOP candidate for the seat is Paul Irving.
Irving worked for the Monroe County District's Attorney's Office for almost 20 years. He was the head of the Arson and Gun Bureaus and handled several high profile cases.
Irving was among several assistant district attorneys who were let go when District Attorney Sandra Doorley, who ran as a Democrat, took office in 2011. Many at the time said the prosecutors were let go for political reasons.
Today, Paul Irving works as a juvenile prosecutor for the Monroe County Law Department, also representing the Department of Health and Human Services, on behalf of neglected and abused children.
This will not be his first run for a judicial seat. In 2006 and 2007, Irving ran for Rochester City Court Judge; both times losing to Democrats.
We did speak to the Monroe County Democratic Committee about its nominee for the seat. A spokesman told us some possible candidates are going through the committee process now.
The Republicans are expected to make a formal announcement Friday.
We reached out to Paul Irving. He did not want to comment on camera Thursday. He told us he plans to speak to the media at that Friday announcement.