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Retired officer announces candidacy for Saratoga County sheriff

Retired officer announces candidacy for Saratoga County sheriff

A second Republican candidate has emerged for Saratoga County sheriff, seeking to replace the retiri

A second Republican candidate has emerged for Saratoga County sheriff, seeking to replace the retiring James D. Bowen.

Jack Sadousky of Porter Corners, a retired state park police officer, has announced his candidacy — and he has already gotten the backing of the Greenfield Republican Committee.

Michael Zurlo, a retired sheriff’s investigator from Stillwater, previously announced. He has already received the backing of the Stillwater Republican Committee.

County Republican Chairman John Herrick said they appear to be only the two candidates for the nomination, which he expects to be decided during the month of May. The county Republican Committee will meet June 1, he said.

Bowen’s undersheriff, Michael T. Woodcock, said last week that after giving it consideration, he has decided against running.

In an announcement, Sadousky cited his leadership experience and numerous citations received while he was with the state park police.

“Our county has one of the finest sheriff departments in the state, and I believe that my many years of leadership and experience in law enforcement and investigation will continue to enhance its services to the residents of Saratoga County,” he said in a prepared statement.

Sadousky served more than 20 years with the park police, mostly in the New York City region, where he participated in the search and rescue efforts at ground zero after the September 11 attacks. In 2004, he was appointed the executive officer for the State Park Police in the Capital Region.

Sadousky began his career as a military policeman in the U.S. Army, and he has also been a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs police officer, and a security inspector and member of the security tactical team protecting nuclear materials at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

He was also a criminal investigator for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

The Democrats have yet to announce a candidate for sheriff, but Phil Lindsey of Moreau has been endorsed by the county Conservative Party and will run in the fall. He is a former Glens Falls police officer.

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