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Congresswoman Tenney endorses challenger Scarchilli for sheriff

Posted 10/3/22

U.S. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has formally endorsed challenger Jim Scarchilli for Oneida County Sheriff.

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Congresswoman Tenney endorses challenger Scarchilli for sheriff

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U.S. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has formally endorsed challenger Jim Scarchilli for Oneida County Sheriff.

Scarchilli is running on the We The People line on the November ballot. He is seeking to unseat longtime sheriff Robert M. Maciol.

"Jim Scarchilli is a small business owner and has served Whitestown as a police officer for the past 18 years," said Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, in a release.

"Jim is an independent, outsider who will ably run the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department by boosting morale and putting public safety first. He is an excellent choice for Oneida County, and it is my honor to endorse him."

Tenney is running for the 24th Congressional district this year, which does not represent Oneida County.

"I'd like to thank Congresswoman Tenney for her endorsement today, and for her steadfast support of our excellent law enforcement officers," said Scarchilli in a release.

"I decided to run for sheriff because our deputies need help. They need new leadership from someone who isn't interested in political games or running for another office. I will be ready on Day 1 to step in and support our officers and represent We The People as the chief law enforcement officer of Oneida County. I will work for the people, not the special interests, and uphold the Constitution each and every day."

Maciol, a Democrat, is endorsed by the Democratic and Conservative parties.

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  • cannabis4ny

    I sat face to face with Sheriff Maciol in debate and on Sen Griffo’s panel over cannabis legalization. We were most definitely on opposite sides of that and as we know my side eventually won. Throughout those heated exchanges the sheriff although he may not have agreed was open to my concerns and criticisms. He never dismissed or disregarded my position as unworthy. Nearly a year post-legalization he still made it a point to visit me at my cannabis centered gardening supply business last holiday season and only to wish me well. Again we may never agree on some issues but I’ve come to know him as a truly good human being who cares very much about the safety of us all in OC. If I’m victimized by a criminal, involved in an MVA or otherwise in need of my county Sheriff’s office services I’m glad Rob Maciol is in charge. But even if I’d never met the sheriff, Tenney’s endorsement of the challenger is more than enough to completely disregard that candidate. She’s a toxic blight on our area.

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