At this time, as I see from the local press in Delaware County, New York, a judicial election campaign is raging in the county, for the coveted judicial seat of the Family/County/Surrogate's court judge (with an appendage of an Acting Supreme Court Justice), a position gaining
- a good salary (see salary of the just-resigned Judge Richard D. Northrup Jr in 2020);
- an absolute power over the local people - their family integrity, right to custody of children, right to property, right to liberty -
and, on top of that, a judicially givenSo, the fight at this time in Delaware County is for a job almost too good to be true - and
- especially in a county larger than many European countries, consisting of rural mountain wooded roads and with hardly any people (44,308 people in the entire county by the 2020 census) - an ideal place for safe and effective criminal trafficking of any kind (people, guns, drugs - you name it), and for profiting from that trafficking; and
- especially when the alternative, being in private business, is very sad - the local law school has declared a couple of years ago that rural attorneys have no paying clients, are starving and are "eating a lot of spaghettis" to survive.