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Glorioso loses independent ballot line in run for Montgomery County sheriff

Glorioso loses independent ballot line in run for Montgomery County sheriff

James A. Glorioso Jr. will continue his candidacy for Montgomery County sheriff on a write-in basis

James A. Glorioso Jr. will continue his candidacy for Montgomery County sheriff on a write-in basis after being disqualified from his ballot line in the Nov. 4 election.

“It’s just another bump in the road and you just plan and adapt, that’s it,” he said.

Glorioso is running against Michael J. Amato, who has been the sheriff since 1997 and hasn’t faced a challenger since the 2002 election.

Glorioso needed 646 valid signatures on a petition so he could be placed on the ballot on an independent line. He was able to get 774 signatures, but 193 of them were subsequently invalidated.

Jamie M. Duchessi, one of two commissioners on the Board of Elections for the county, explained that there were a couple of reasons why the signatures on the petition were ruled invalid.

One reason was that people who signed the petition had signed in using an incorrect town. For instance, they might have written down that they lived in Hagaman, but that’s a village, not a town. The correct entry for a Hagaman resident would have been the town of Amsterdam.

Another reason was the use of incorrect petition forms, such as some that were missing the candidate’s emblem.

Also, people who signed were not registered voters.

Glorioso, who lives in the city of Amsterdam and works as regional loss-prevention manager with Dollar General, has also had experience in law enforcement, including as a part-time Montgomery County deputy.

He is now running as a write-in candidate.

“I just have to continue to get my name out and get people to understand who I am and what I want to do with the county,” he explained, noting his 10-point plan is posted on his website: http://www.jamesgloriosojr.com/index.html.

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