Democrats in Wayne County have endorsed the candidate they would like to see succeed longtime Sheriff Barry Virts.
Steve MacNeal received the party’s support. He’s a sergeant in the Macedon Police Department.
“We are pleased to designate Steve MacNeal as our candidate for county sheriff due to his commitment to serving all county residents, regardless of background,” county Democratic Chairman Mark Alquist said in a news release. “We are enthusiastic about supporting Steve’s robust campaign.”
His career in law enforcement began in 1998. He joined the Macedon Police Department in 2014 after spending around a dozen years with the Irondequoit Police Department.
Alquist said the committee’s vote came after a three-month vetting process.
“This vetting process was difficult, but I’m happy it was a long process,” MacNeal added. “The folks on the Democratic committee asked tough, difficult, and sometimes uncomfortable questions, but it was necessary. This process not only made me a better police officer, but it made me a better person. This designation shows these folks are willing to cross the aisle and move beyond party lines because they’ve looked at our campaign initiatives, and they recognize that we can make a difference here in Wayne County.”
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