ONEONTA – Retired state trooper Bob Fernandez of Otego is announcing his candidacy for Otsego County sheriff at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Oneonta Veterans Club on Chestnut Street.
“The people of Otsego County deserve a professional law enforcement leader with experience and integrity,” he said in announcing the date.
Fernandez is challenging incumbent Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr.
Fernandez Plans Primary Challenge
MILFORD – The Otsego County Republican Committee endorsed county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. Saturday for a fourth term, according to county Chairman Vice Casale.
Casale said retired state trooper Bob Fernandez said he will circulate petitions to primary Devlin in a Sept. 10 primary.
The GOP chair said the secret ballot garnered 2-1 support for Devlin. Fernandez said the actual count was 42-27.