"Paul Czajka is uniquely qualified for the position of Columbia County District Attorney in that he has extensive legal experience...."
— New York State Pistol & Rifle Association, Inc.
The former Superintendent of the NYS Police has endorsed Paul Czajka for Columbia County District Attorney. Preston Felton, a Hudson native, made the announcement at a Czajka fundraiser Monday night. Felton said he has known Czajka for over 30 years and characterized the former Judge as having a "fundamental sense of fairness in dealing with people" and noted that "Paul is a man of great integrity,character and work ethic".
You can view Felton's entire endorsement on You Tube "Top Trooper Endorses Czajka" or from the link: http://youtu.be/_6CjXtSR678
“I was very pleased to learn that Judge Paul Czajka is returning to the D.A.'s Office. When Paul was D.A., he was always available day or night to assist me in any way he could. I know he has the knowledge, experience and integrity to serve the people of Columbia County well. I support him and I urge all of my friends and neighbors to support him as well.”
— Paul J. Proper, Columbia County Sheriff, retired
“As district attorney, Paul will be a hands-on prosecutor, one who works closely with police officers in their investigations, personally prosecuting crimes and demanding likewise of his assistants.”
— Sheriff David “Bubba” Harrison
Paul Czajka is a good man and the county would be well served with him as DA again.”
— Hon. Preston Felton, Former Superintendent of New York State Police
“Judge Czajka has been an outstanding public servant for 30 years, and has had a stellar career on the bench. "We are confident that his experience, commitment and determination will give the residents of Columbia County a district attorney who will prosecute wrongdoers while making our county a safer place to live and raise families.”
— John Miller, Columbia County Independence Party Chairman
“I will always be grateful for the outpouring of support I received in my 2004 run for office. Today, I am reaching out to my supporters and friends and I am asking them to vote for Paul Czajka for District Attorney. Although Paul and I have agreed to disagree about how best to handle Family Court and the critically important cases therein, it is essential that Paul, a seasoned criminal prosecutor, take over the helm and return the office to it's former success.”
— Democratic attorney Pam Joern
Retired Troopers Endorse PAUL CZAJKA For DA
To the voters of Columbia County “...it is his makeup and his determination to bring the district attorney’s office back to the excellence in prosecution that it was under his leadership.... For 7 years Paul ran the tightest ship the Columbia County District Attorney's Office has ever seen.”
— Richard A. Nesbitt, Sr.
New York State Police Senior Investigator (Retired)
The following former New York State Police officers agree with Richard A. Nesbitt, Sr.'s recommendation to the people of Columbia County to Elect Paul Czajka to the Office of District Attorney:
Richard A. Nesbitt, Senior Investigato; Francis A. De Francesco, Chief Inspector
John A. Byrne, Captain; Henry Youngblood, Senior Investigator; David R. Darling, Senior Investigator; John J. Holt, Investigator; Thomas Colwell, Trooper; Thomas Larkin, Captain; Gregory Mosely, Lieutenant; Donald Sager, Senior Investigator; Preston Felton, Superintendent; John K. Sundstrom, Trooper; Ralph F. Ambrosio, Esq., Division Counsel; Ronald F. Christensen, Trooper; Leonard E. White, Zone Sergeant; Charles Albertson, Sergeant; Warren E. Dorsch, Zone Sergeant; Roland D. Wildey, Sergeant; Michael Martel, Trooper; Philip McHugh, Sergeant; Spencer O’Brien, Trooper; Donald Morse, Trooper; Robert M. Kellogg, Trooper; John L. Schmidt, Sergeant; James Karic, Senior Investigator; Peter Karic, Trooper; Joe Ether, Trooper; James Moon, Sergeant; John W. Wallace, Colonel; Robert Rochler, Senior Investigator; Terry A. Moon, Trooper; Kent R. Rossman, Trooper; Ross M. Fenn, Sergeant; Richard K. Rembach, Zone Sergeant;Louis Batistello, Senior Investigator, and Edward Konow, Trooper.