WEST ELLICOTT – Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace has officially announced his intention to run for a sixth term in November.
In a media release, Gerace pointed out several accomplishments during his time in office, including the establishment of the county wanted person’s program, the inmante weekender work program, the welfare fraud investigation program, the we-tip anonomous hotline for reporting and providing information on crimes, the Smart 911 program and the anti-drunk driving education program.
Sheriff Gerace, a thirty six year Sheriff’s Office veteran, holds a Masters degree in administration from Alfred University, a Bachelors degree in Police Science from Mercyhurst College, and an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Jamestown Community College. He was first elected Chautauqua County Sheriff in 1995. Gerace lives in West Ellicott with his wife Gina and their children.
Gerace has already been endorsed by the Democratic, Conservative and Independence parties He will face Republican challenger Russell Payne of Frewsbug in the November election.