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Thompson selects Melinda Marquart as running mate in race for Seneca County Sheriff

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Seneca County Sheriff Candidate Tim Thompson has identified his running mate.

If elected, Thompson said he would select Melinda Marquart, a lifelong Seneca County resident, as his undersheriff.

Marquart is currently employed as an Investigator with the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and has nearly twenty years of dedicated law enforcement service to the community.

She is currently assigned to the Family Services Unit where she is responsible for the investigation of child abuse and domestic violence cases. She is a former School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E. Instructor with strong relationships throughout the community and the various school districts in the county.

Throughout her career, Marquart has been focused on the youth of Seneca County and was instrumental in the development of policy on the newest Raise the Age legislation. She is also current on all of the law enforcement changes that have taken place in New York State over the past few years. Throughout her career, she has been named Seneca County “Employee of the Year,” Waterloo Central School District “Woman of Distinction,” and has received numerous Letters of Commendation and departmental awards.

Marquart holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Keuka College and resides with her family in Waterloo.

“I am honored that Melinda has decided to join me as my running mate and believe that she is an excellent choice as Undersheriff. She is very well-respected throughout the law enforcement community and has worked hard to build relationships with the public. We share the same vision for the Sheriff’s Office and look forward to serving the residents of Seneca County in these new roles,” Thompson said in a statement.