Election sign-ups for the August Primary in the county will begin Tuesday, February 25, but one candidate for Division II Associate Judge has already made his intentions known and is on the campaign trail. During an exclusive interview on Feb. 19, Caruthersville, MO Attorney Daniel Cornacchione told the Examiner that he has begun putting out signs and established his committee.
Cornacchione has been in Caruthersville and Pemiscot County since 2003 where he runs his own private practice. “I spent ten years in labor jobs and then returned to school at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi,” he said, “It was a Baptist University and I graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top five percent of my class.” After that he went “Ole’ Miss” where he attended Law School, graduating Cum Laude and in the top ten percent of his class.
Cornacchione says that he believes in community involvement. He attends the Hayti First Baptist Church and served as the Assistant Scout Master whole his son was in Boy Scouts. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and a proud sponsor of the National Wild Turkey Association since 2008. “Second amendment rights are of the utmost importance to me,” he said.
He is the married and the father of five children and his oldest son is serving in the United States Air Force and is stationed at McChord Airbase in Washington State. “My entire family are all pet lovers and we have three dogs and two cats,” he said, “Two of them were adopted right here locally from the Caruthersville Humane Society, and I believe in the importance of protecting the animals.”
“I think the most important aspect of the law is treating all individuals fairly, equally and with respect,” he said, “I take the law very seriously.”
According to the Missouri Secretary of State, sign-ups for the primary election begin on Feb. 25 and continue until Mar. 25. The election will be held on Aug. 5.
According to the Pemiscot County Clerk’s Office, the following seats are up for election this year: Associate Circuit Judge Division II, Associate Circuit Judge Division III, Prosecuting Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Clerk, Recorder of Deeds, Presiding Commissioner, and County Collector.