(WBNG) – Republican candidate Joe McBride has a sizable lead for the State Supreme Court District 6.
As of 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 77% of precincts reporting McBride had 55% of the vote. His opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Burns, received 45% of the vote.
McBride has worked in the criminal justice system for 35 years and is currently the Chenango County District Attorney.
Burns currently serves at Cortland City Court Judge.
McBride released a statement thanking his supporters early Wednesday morning.