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Sheriff Brian Schenck is running for re-election in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck is running for re-election.

He announced his bid for another term in a post to Facebook on Thursday.

“For the past 24 years I have proudly partnered with the men and women of the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office to provide public safety services in our community. During the last three years it has been my distinct honor to serve as your elected Sheriff. Today I am announcing my candidacy for a second term with my intention to run for re-election in 2022,” Schenck said.


He succeeded retiring three-term Sheriff David Gould in 2018, running unopposed as a Republican.

“It is my belief that our Civil, Court Security, County Office Building Security, Custody (Jail), and Road Patrol Divisions provide the most effective and efficient law enforcement services. Our mission is to secure and maintain a safe community as well as maintain the public’s trust and respect,” Schenck continued. “We continually strive to achieve these goals by serving with dedication and integrity while valuing human dignity. We also work to continually build and utilize community partnerships. Our Sheriff’s Office does not belong solely to me and the members of our agency. It belongs equally to each and every individual that we serve. Without the trust and respect of the public, we can never be successful in achieving our mission.”

He thanked his team at the sheriff’s office for their support over his first term leading the agency. “Thank you for allowing me to serve Cayuga County as Sheriff. It is my hope that I have earned your trust and respect and that you will give me the honor of leading your Sheriff’s Office for a second term. Thank you as well to my friends and most of all my family for supporting me always,” Schenck added.

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