May 16, 2013

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Isgur lays out his platform in run for Orange County DA


GOSHEN – Democratic Orange County district attorney candidate Michael Isgur of the Town of Crawford Thursday criticized the current operations of the DA’s office while outlining his platform in a race that will pit him against Republican David Hoovler.

Current DA Frank Phillips is retiring at the end of the year, yet Isgur spent most of his 10 minute news briefing blasting the current office.

He said there is a lack of consistency of outcomes of cases, a need to train new assistant DA’s better, and the need to treat employees with respect. He cited investigators spending time looking at Facebook pages and women not being allowed to wear pants in court. He accused Phillips of being the “fashion police.”

As for his own plans, Isgur has an agenda.

“What is the goal – safer streets, real justice in this county; we want to make sure that the bad guys, and there are some truly bad guys in Orange County, that they go away for a very long time. At the same time, someone who has been a good person all of their life, who has done maybe one stupid thing, we don’t want to come down on them like a ton of bricks,” Isgur said.

Isgur is a private practice attorney. Hoovler, of Deerpark, who is also in private practice, served previously as an assistant Orange County district attorney as well as worked for the US Justice Department.



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