Brenner to take over duties of Niagara Co. District Attorney Violante

(Michael Violante)

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — After the sudden resignation of Niagara County District Attorney Michael Violante, 70, News 4 found out a Deputy District Attorney will take over his duties.

Deputy DA Theodore Brenner will not be known as Niagara County’s Acting District Attorney, but will simply take over Violante’s workload.

Violante turned in his letter of resignation on Monday, but details as to why he did so are not known. In 2008, Violante created a list of successors to take his place in an event of sickness of resignation.

Violante, a Republican, left in the middle of his term. His replacement will be chosen in November and Niagara County Democratic Party Chairman Nick Forster says a “search is underway as we speak.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to name an interim District Attorney. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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