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Hochul expects to recommend Dutchess Co. Sheriff appointment

Feb 08, 2022 5:30 am

 MidHudson News is reporting at a news conference in Kingston on Mon., Feb. 7, Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said there is currently an interview process taking place to name a new sheriff for Dutchess County. Sheriff Butch Anderson died in September and Undersheriff Kirk Imperati, a registered Republican, was named Acting County Sheriff. Dutchess County Sheriff’s Deputy Adrienne Licari is currently being vetted for the position. Licari, a Democrat, is the daughter of Wappinger Democratic Committee Chairperson Robin Licari. “We have individuals that are being interviewed,” said Hochul.  “There’s a process — very strong vetting — background vetting that goes on and we interview people,” she added. Hochul explained that she recommends a candidate to the Senate for approval. "We want to make sure there is someone who has permanent authority in that place as soon as possible, so the process is very much ongoing," Hochul said. Just last week, Republican Imperati announced he would run for sheriff in the upcoming election. Imperati was interviewed to be appointed with Hochul’s staff in November. He said, “I told them that I am not a political person and I am willing to help everyone.” He said he would appreciate it if the governor allowed him to remain in the position until the voters decide who they want to fill the position in November. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.