FONDA — The Committee to Elect Jeff Smith for Montgomery County Sheriff announced Monday that Smith will announce his candidacy for sheriff at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Old Montgomery County Courthouse at 9 Park St., Fonda.
"It is with great pride and excitement that I am entering the race to become our next sheriff in this great county," Smith said in a news release. "I am uniquely qualified for this very important office. I have the work ethic, dedication and sound moral principles to be your next sheriff."
Smith said in the release that he has worked for the public over the past 29 years, serving in numerous roles including correction officer, police officer and deputy sheriff, K-9 deputy, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and undersheriff for 11 years. He said he has also served as a 30-year volunteer firefighter and past chief. He currently serves as the director of Montgomery County Emergency Management and Services.
"I have the skill set to oversee a department entrusted to protect this community," he said in the release. "Throughout my career, I have done my very best to protect this community when criminal activity has been afoot. I can assure all the residents of this county that my number one priority as your sheriff will be to continue to keep our families and communities safe."
At least one other candidate has announced their candidacy for Montgomery County sheriff.
James Glorioso, Jr. has also announced he will run for the post. The website www.gloriosoforsheriff.com states that he has "acquired a significant amount of experience in business management, law enforcement and community involvement that will benefit the residents for years. Jim has worked in communities and with different police departments across the United States and was able to learn how different areas are impacted and what that community did to resolve it."
Voting for the sheriff’s race will be in November 2018.