I’m very saddened by the recent activities of my former colleagues in the Sheriff’s department. Four years ago I spoke to this very situation; not only to bring it to light, but with the hopes that it would change.Unfortunately, here we are 4 years later and the taxpayers are still having to pay for the errors and irregularities of certain individuals. I do not believe this situation is fair to our taxpayers nor do I believe this situation is going to change unless the voters step up and insist on changes.
Onondaga County deserves a Sheriff’s Office that is both efficient and ethical. As your next Sheriff, I will utilize my experience gained from 29 years of military leadership, along with the experience I have gained from being a police supervisor and business owner to lead the Sheriff’s Office. The taxpayers deserve and should expect accountability. I will hold myself and those that work with me accountable.
“Shelley, a Democrat, retired from the sheriff’s office in 2011 as a sergeant. His annual pension is $33,684. If elected, he said he would either stop his pension or donate it to charity.”If you can’t survive on $110,000, I mean holy cow,” Shelley said. “It’s double dipping. It doesn’t seem fair to the people. The taxpayers would have to pay that.”"