Bower supporter says he brings passion and commitment to the job

Posted 5 September 2015 at 12:00 am


With the Republican Primary almost upon us, I thought I would share my thoughts on the race for sheriff of Orleans County. I have known Randy Bower my whole life and feel he is the best man for the job. Anyone who listens to him for just five minutes would know he is passionate about this position.

While there may have been what some people consider mudslinging this past week, let’s be honest, it started months ago on social media sites by some people who don’t even live in this county and have no stake in the outcome of this election.

I am a resident of Orleans County and I do have a stake in this election. I’ve read and heard several things by supporters of Drennan about Randy, and there were quite a few comments that were very disturbing to me. The people saying these things should be ashamed of themselves.

Tom Drennan is running with the campaign slogan “Experience Matters”. While I would never diminish his 23 years of service for this county, experience isn’t the only thing that matters.

Frankly, I think many of the people of this county have forgotten that not too long ago we had a sheriff, Dave Green, who came into that office with zero police experience. I think he was a terrific sheriff and would be hard pressed to find many who would disagree with me.

Randy will be a breath of fresh air for this county. He is passionate, well informed, willing to go the extra mile for anyone, and does not make empty promises. Randy, along with Chris Bourke, make up a winning team.

I know in my heart Randy is the best man for the job and would be very proud to see him elected Sheriff of Orleans County.

Don’t forget all you Republicans to get out and vote on Thursday, Sept. 10. Voting starts at noon.

Margo Passarell