Drennan ‘working harder than ever’ in campaign for sheriff

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Tom Drennan

After a very close loss in the Republican Primary for Orleans County sheriff, Tom Drennan announced he is staying in the race and “working harder than ever.”

Although he lost the primary, 1,671 to 1,650 to Randy Bower, Drennan remains on the Nov. 3 ballot. He has the Independence Party line, which is the third one down on the ballot. He also has the Reform Line, which Rob Astorino started in his bid for governor last year against Andrew Cuomo.

“After coming up a few votes short in the Republican Primary it is important for all the voters in Orleans County to know that we are still here working harder than ever,” Drennan said in a statement this evening. “Every voice should be heard and every vote counts on Election Day, November 3rd.”

Drennan, 50, is currently the chief deputy for the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. He started as a road patrol deputy in September 1992 and has been promoted to lieutenant, criminal investigator, major and chief deputy.

The Nov. 3 election will include Bower under the Republican and Conservative Party lines and former Medina police investigator Don Organisciak, who is running with the Democratic Party line.

Drennan has been running his campaign with the message “Experience Matters.” Besides his 23-year career in the Sheriff’s Office, Drennan has completed numerous training courses.

“The Drennan for Sheriff committee has a strong group of supporters from all walks of life and all political party affiliations,” Drennan said in his statement. “There is a great deal of law enforcement experience that knows what it takes to be the Sheriff and who is the most qualified candidate in this race. They are standing behind Drennan and spreading the word.”

Drennan, a Kendall resident, said he will be out the next six weeks, connecting with as many voters as possible.

“Tom Drennan cares about all of you,” he said in his statement. “We work for everyone. Party affiliation does not matter when Public Safety is Priority #1.”