Mary Rain will hold a news conference at the county court house, 48 Court St., today at noon for her final stop on her accountability tour in her run for St. Lawrence County District Attorney.
“I am back in Canton today to announce the last stop of my Accountability Tour. I want to tell voters that I will be accountable when I’m elected.” says Rain.
Rain said she has knocked on doors in every town in St. Lawrence County. Over the last six weeks, her "Accountability Tour" has made stops in:
• Canton: Rain was joined by Garrett Phillips’ family to advocate for the need for justice for the families of crime victims in St Lawrence County.
• Potsdam: Drawing attention to a host of systemic issues with the current District Attorney’s Office, Rain outlined her three point plan.
• Massena: At “ground zero for drug and criminal activity,” Rain discussed the importance of interfacing with law enforcement and community outreach.
• Gouverneur: Rain announced the endorsement of the New York State Troopers PBA and discussed the need for a digital pipeline to streamline the interface between different agencies
• Ogdensburg: At the former residence of murder victim Bernard Trickey, Rain brought attention to the failure to bring justice to the Trickey family and the failure of the DA to return property after repeated requests.
“There are far too many crimes in St. Lawrence County where victims are treated poorly and left by the wayside; left without resolution, without closure, without justice. My Accountability Tour highlighted the critical choice voters face on Nov. 5” said Rain.
“I began my tour discussing some of the many cases where the current DA has failed to ensure justice. I want to complete the Accountability Tour by reassuring voters they can count on me to be a District Attorney who is accountable to victims, their families, and justice in St. Lawrence County” Rain said.
Rain said she will draw on her three decades of experience as a police officer, prosecutor, and defense attorney to lead the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office.
Rain’s platform includes a renewed focus on timely prosecutions, technological upgrades, and improved communications with law enforcement partners.
“This election comes down to a very clear choice. If any of you, your spouse, your child, your parent, or your loved one is a victim of crime tonight who would you want prosecuting your case?” concluded Rain.