Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Darrin Russo

I am the Democratic Candidate for Sheriff. Retired Lieutenant from the Franklin Township Police Department with 31 years experience. During those years I have worked with the residents, business owners, schools and places of worship to provide the safety and security every community deserves.

I’ve organized and supervised large-scale operations, worked with multiple Federal and State agencies throughout my career. I have the commitment, dedication and experience to move the Sheriffs Office forward providing a partnership with the residents of Somerset County. That partnership will include assisting local Police Departments with the opioid epidemic, prisoner transports, and forming a task force to combat the recent hate crimes. A Sheriff’s Committee partnered and dedicated to each town coming to you to hear your concerns and issues

  • Resident of Franklin Township for 30 years, Married with 5 Boys.
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Masters in Business Administration.

I’ve received numerous awards for my service over the years.

  • State PBA Silver Valor Award
  • Franklin Reporter & Advocate Man of the Year
  • Marconi Foundation Public Servant of the year
  • 2x Somerset County 200 Club Valor Award
  • Chamber of Commerce Officer of the year
  • Hamilton Business District Officer of the year

I’ve dedicated over 30 years to keeping the citizens of Franklin Township Safe. I am ready to use my experience and training to help keep the citizens of Somerset County Safe.

As your next Sheriff I will address your concerns. Its time to bring the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office to YOU.

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