Ulster County Sheriff Figueroa running for re-election
Patricia Doxsey is reporting for the Daily Freeman Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa has announced that he is seeking a second four-year term as the county’s top law enforcement officer. The announcement was made in a press release detailing plans for a virtual event on January 13, when he will officially launch the re-election campaign. According to the statement, Figueroa will talk about the successes his office has to date making the county “stronger, safer and more united,” and will detail his plans for the future during the campaign kick-off. Figueroa, 57, a former state police investigator and U.S. Marine, was elected sheriff in 2018 when he beat incumbent Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum by more than 4,000 votes. A registered Democrat, Figueroa lives in Clintondale and is a 1983 graduate of Wallkill High School. He served in the Marines from 1983 to 2006, and was a member of the state police from 1994 to 2013. Figueroa’s campaign launch was originally scheduled to be an in-person event, but he opted to make it virtual because out of concern for public safety due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.