Jim LaFarr

Ballot party line in primary election: Republican

Address: 23 Burnt Hills Drive, Queensbury

Occupation: Police officer (Major) at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office

Education: Adirondack Community College, A.A.S. cum laude in criminal justice and police science (1991); Queensbury High School, Regents high school diploma (1989)

Age: 48

Current public offices held: None

Past public offices held: None

Credentials for office: A 28-year career in law enforcement and seven years in the military, with extensive experience in all facets of law enforcement. My diverse background includes experience and training in police, corrections and administrative Sheriff’s Office operations. Equally important is my approachability, positive demeanor and my integrity.

Top issues in this campaign: Improving the relationships between our officers and the public through increased community policing. Addressing the opioid epidemic gripping our region with joint targeted enforcement, school programs and addiction treatment services in our jail. Halting the tremendous taxpayer burden created by the high officer turnover rate in our correctional facility.

What I’d do if elected: I will make people my top priority, both the public and our officers who serve them. I will protect what’s most important around your dinner tables; your children, families and homes. I will be a leader and role model who is fair, accessible and responsive to all.

 

Shawn Lamouree

Ballot party line in primary election: Republican 

Address: 9 Kettles Way, Queensbury  

Occupation: Police officer/law enforcement 

Education​: Bachelor of Science, criminal justice/political science, SUNY College at Brockport (summa cum laude); Associate in Applied Science, criminal justice, Hudson Valley Community College; law enforcement oriented: police instructor, New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services; master diver, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI); accident reconstruction, Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM); SWAT operator, New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services; response to active shooter instructor, Texas State University 

Age: 52 

Current public offices held​: Undersheriff, Warren County Sheriff’s Office since 2012 

Past public offices held​: None       

Credentials for office​: Since 2012, as undersheriff, I have overseen the entire department, including all commanders, supervisors and officers within the Patrol, Investigations, Corrections and Administrative divisions. I managed our nearly $25 million budget, negotiated contracts, served as liaison to the Board of Supervisors, administered federal grants, supervised daily operation of the department.

Top issues in this campaign: Experience. Being a supervisor is not the same as having executive-level, administrative experience when it comes to managing a modern police agency. Knowing how to effectively manage a budget and address issues relating to opioid abuse, school safety, scams against senior citizens, critical incidents and personnel matters requires executive-level experience.

What I’d do if elected: Initiate and maintain programs aimed at enhancing the safety of officers, students, school employees, seniors and the general public. I will work to continue to strengthen our ties with community members to ensure members of our community are not only beneficiaries of our initiatives, but also active participants in them.

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