The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association endorsed Darrin Russo for Somerset County sheriff Monday.
“On behalf of the 33,000 law enforcement officers represented by the NJ State PBA, we are honored to endorse your candidacy for Sheriff of Somerset County,” NJPBA president Pat Colligan said. “Your work ethic, natural law enforcement skills, sense of community, and your ability to remain calm under extraordinary circumstances makes you eminently qualified to serve as Sheriff.”
Russo, a retired Frankling Township police lieutenant, is running against North Plainfield Police Chief Bill Parenti, the Republican candidate for sheriff.
Longtime Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano is not seeking re-election this year.
“I am honored to accept the endorsement of the NJ PBA for Somerset County Sheriff,” Russo said. “Their law enforcement members take Sheriff’s races very seriously, and never endorse without a lot of thought and consideration. That they chose to support my campaign is humbling.”