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Joseph Fazzary


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Joseph Fazzary is the Schuyler County District Attorney, a position he has held since 1998, when he was elected at the age of 29. He has been re-elected six times. Mr. Fazzary is responsible for prosecuting all criminal offenses committed within Schuyler County. He has tried numerous cases over his career, including homicides, sexual assaults, burglaries, arsons and larcenies. He has been assigned by Broome, Chemung, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates counties as a special prosecutor on many occasions throughout his career. Mr. Fazzary writes and argues appeals in the appellate courts of New York State. He is a Graduate of Syracuse University and the Syracuse University College of Law. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy and is a former adjunct professor at Elmira College. Mr. Fazzary regularly lectures for the New York State Prosecutors Training Institute on subjects such as ethics, direct and cross-examination, and appeals. He is also active in his community, having coached boys’ and girls’ basketball and little league baseball for many years. He served on the Schuyler County Little League Board of Directors for six years. He also regularly makes presentations to local schools on subjects such as violence in relationships, sexting, bullying and drug use. DA Fazzary has advocated for crime victims his entire career and is frequently asked to present on the topic of child sexual abuse, a topic he is intimately familiar with. He is married to his high school sweetheart and has two children, a 23-year old daughter and a 19-year old son. They reside in Hector, New York.  

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