LIVINGSTON COUNTY — New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan announced his endorsement of Thomas Dougherty for Livingston County Sheriff in the 2013 general election.
The endorsement is in addition to numerous other endorsements for the Livingston County Sheriff hopeful, who won the Republican primary earlier this month, and faces the Conservative Party winner Jim Szczesniak in a general election on Nov 5th.
“Prior to representing the citizens of Western New York in the New York State Senate, I proudly served for over 20 years in law enforcement as Sheriff of Erie County and Captain in the New York State Police. Tom Dougherty, the Republican candidate for Livingston County Sheriff in 2013, shares my values in law enforcement and community service, and I have full faith that Tom possesses the requisite qualities to protect the citizens of Livingston County and ensure the Sheriff’s department is economically and operationally sound,” stated Senator Gallivan in press release. “I am supporting Tom Dougherty for Sheriff of Livingston County because he is the best candidate for the job and I hope you will too.”
On Primary Day, the two candidates battled to slim victories on their respective party lines. Dougherty won the Republican vote by 160 votes, while Szczesniak won the Conservative line by virtue of a tie-breaking vote by the Conservative Party Board.
“Senator Gallivan’s endorsement is a high honor for me as I continue my campaign to be Livingston County’s next Sheriff. Senator Gallivan’s commitment and service to New York State are an example of true leadership. I appreciate the faith that Pat has in my abilities to lead Livingston County’s Sheriff’s department in a manner that serves all of the people of this great county,” said Dougherty in a statement.