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Lieutenant David Cirencione announces candidacy for Ontario County Sheriff

An Ontario County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant is running for the top job. reports David Cirencione announced his candidacy for Sheriff Monday. The Republican currently oversees the Criminal Investigation Division. “I’m running for Sheriff because my 20 years of law enforcement experience and leadership will bring stability back to the Sheriff’s Office,” said Cirencione. “I’ve dedicated my life to serving – as a police officer, as a volunteer firefighter, and as a husband and father – and this is a natural next step to utilize my skills and experience to make Ontario County a safer place to live, work, raise a family and retire.”

Former Sheriff Phil Povero, who had retired, is leading the department on an interim basis since the resignation of Kevin Henderson in October. Cirencione joined the department as a deputy in 2002. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007 and lieutenant in 2016.

The Geneva native has served as a volunteer firefighter with the Nester Hose Company in Geneva for 28 years. He was previously a Caseworker and Case Supervisor for Child Protective Services in Seneca County. His wife, Sue, owns and operates the Ovid Big M Supermarket.