The race for sheriff

Final campaign financial reports show that incumbent Ed Rochford has almost $56,000 on hand for whatever he needs to do in the three or four days between now and election day.

His opponent, Steve Olimpio has about $28,000 in the bank, according to his latest filing. The sheriff has noted that much of Olimpio’s money is coming from outside of Morris County.  The challenger is a Paterson detective and head of the Paterson PBA. That pattern is continuing in the most recent report,  but so is another pattern _ support for Olimpio from fellow police officers. His latest report shows donations from PBAs in Morristown ($750), Parsippany ($450) and Jefferson ($350).


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to The race for sheriff

  1. Ed Ramirez says:

    No matter how you look at it this race is between a Life long Republican and a Life long Democrat, and t it is an attempt by Passaic County Democrat the Sheriff in Passaic to interfere with the good government of Morris County. Vote for Rochford and keep Morris County in control of the Republican party

  2. Morris Optimist says:

    The more I’ve learned about Olimpio, the more I think that he’s just another Democrat who is attempting to destroy Morris County’s excellent Republican leadership and drag the whole county down. Having someone like him in charge of something as important as the Sheriff’s Department is not a good thing. Vote for Rochford. His national rankings and certifications should be enough to convince people of the great job he’s done.

  3. A Cute Observer says:

    Why would any Republican vote for a union official (PBA President) who was a Democrat for the last 25 years?

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