MAYVILLE – Patrick Swanson (D-Fredonia) is now officially the district attorney for Chautauqua County. Swanson, who won a special election in November against Jason Schmidt (R-Fredonia), was sworn in as Chautauqua County DA on Sunday, Jan. 1 at the Mayville Courthouse by former DA and current County Court Judge David Foley. Swanson will finish the remainder of the DA’s term, which concludes at the end of this year.
Also sworn in on Sunday was Michael Sullivan (R-Fredonia), who will serve as Family Court Judge of Chautauqua County, finishing the term of retired judge Judith Claire. Swanson defeated Sally Jaroszynski (D-Falconer) in a special election in November.