News & Events

Schmidt Taps Retired Police Lieutenant For Campaign Chairman
Chautauqua County District Attorney candidate Jason Schmidt has announced Ret. Lt. Thomas Tarpley of Westfield will head his campaign. Read More

Schmidt: Manslaughter Charge In Double Murder Case Sets Dangerous Precedent
Jason Schmidt, candidate for Chautauqua County District Attorney, called the reduced manslaughter charges against Allen Witruke, in the grisly murder of his wife Catherine and stepson Eric Washburn in Jamestown, a dangerous precedent for the District Attorney’s Office. Read More

Jason Discusses Witruke Charges
Fredonia-area attorney Jason Schmidt says the decision to move forward with prosecuting the case as a double manslaughter case sets a “dangerous precedent.”  Listen here to the rest of Jason’s interview with WDOE’s Greg Larson.

SCHMIDT PROPOSES NEW PROCEDURES TO PREVENT CHILD KIDNAPPING SUSPECTS GOING FREE
In response to the release of alleged child kidnapping suspect Samuel Saeli, candidate for Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt is proposing reforms for the District Attorney’s Office, and the process by which bail is set to prevent this public safety breakdown from occurring in the future. Read More

PUBLIC APOLOGY DEMANDED FROM SWANSON FOLLOWING FALSE ACCUSATION AGAINST JUDGE
Jason Schmidt, Candidate for Chautauqua County District Attorney, is calling on Acting Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson to apologize for misleading the public and falsely accusing Village of Fredonia Court Judge David Prince of committing a Criminal Procedure Law violation. Read More

North County Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club
296 Lake Shore Dr. E., Dunkirk

South County Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm
The Spire Theater
316 E. 4th. St., Jamestown