District Attorney John Tunney announced Tuesday that he will not be a candidate for reelection in November.

District Attorney John Tunney announced Tuesday that he will not be a candidate for reelection in November.


“This is the last year of my sixth term as district attorney,” Tuney stated in a press release. “After nearly 24 years representing the people of the State of New York and the people of Steuben County, I’ve decided that it’s the right time to step aside and pass the privilege and responsibility on to a successor. It truly has been a privilege to hold this position for so long. The personal and professional challenges have been exceeded only by the personal and professional rewards. I will be forever grateful to the residents of Steuben County for investing their trust and confidence in me for six election cycles.”


Tunney said that the timing of his announcement is prompted by the anticipated announcement by Assistant District Attorney Brooks Baker that Baker will be a candidate for District Attorney in November’s election.