Ontario County Sheriff candidates speak on reasons for running

The Democrat and Republican candidates running to replace Povero made one last effort to tell voters the reasons they are running.

Ontario County (WHAM) - For the first time in nearly three decades Ontario County will have a new Sheriff.

Sheriff Phil Povero is retiring after 28 years as Ontario County Sheriff.

The Democrat and Republican candidates running to replace Povero made one last effort to tell voters the reasons they are running.

Democratic candidate Kevin Henderson and Republican candidate Silivio Palermo both say that if elected their focus will be is keeping the community safe.

Henderson, who is a currently a School Resource Officer, says the greatest challenge will be the opioid epidemic. He also says talking to youth is an important part of to combating it.

Palermo says if elected he plans to focus on the opioid epidemic, school safety, and mental health.


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