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Ontario Conservatives endorse Cirencione for Sheriff

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  • Hayley Jones 

The Ontario County Conservative Party announced its endorsement and nomination of David Cirencione for Ontario County Sheriff today.

The endorsement comes after Cirencione won the Republican primary election last month.

Related: PRIMARY RESULTS: Cirencione victorious in Ontario County, Williams ahead in Wayne County (full coverage)

Cirencione will be on Republican and Conservative ballots for November election

Last week, Cirencione’s former opponent Silvio Palermo stated he declined the Conservative Party nomination for Ontario County Sheriff. Palermo’s name will not be on the November ballot.

The Conservative Party had until July 28 to nominate a new candidate after Palermo declined, according to Republican Election Commissioner Mike Northrup.

Cirencione’s name will appear on both the Republican and Conservative ballots for the general election on November 8.

Conservative Chair: Cirencione shares values like safety, ‘fundamental’ rights

Cirencione is a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. He currently serves as a Lieutenant overseeing the office’s Criminal Investigation division.

“As Conservatives, we look to conserve the safety of our streets and neighborhoods as well as our fundamental, God-given rights, for our posterity,” said Ontario County Conservative Chair Reid Robbins, according to a release.

“David Cirencione shares those same values and has committed to us he holds these same principles. From the Chaplain Program, to the jail, to the road patrol, David has what it takes to be leader we need in the Ontario Sheriff’s Office.” 

Related: MEET THE CANDIDATES: Palermo, Cirencione talk issues as Ontario County Sheriff primary draws near

Cirencione ‘honored’ to receive nomination

In a statement, Cirincione said he was honored to receive the Conservative Party’s endorsement.

“I’m honored to have the support of our local Conservative Party in my campaign for Sheriff,” he said. “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 continue moving the Sheriff’s Office back in the right direction.” 

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