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Paravati will not run for Oneida County Sheriff
ORISKANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Oneida County Undersheriff Peter Paravati has announced that he no longer intends on seeking the position of Oneida County Sheriff.
After 40 years of service, Oneida County Sheriff Daniel Middaugh announced February 9 that he would not seek a fifth term.
"I have served as Undersheriff for 16 years and I am confident that I understand and can carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Sheriff," Paravati said in a statement. "however, after careful consideration I find reasons for not pursuing a political campaign at this time."
Paravati said that he made a commitment to serve as Undersheriff and took an oath to carry out the duties of that office. He felt that the position requires his full time and concentration, something that conflicts with the full time and concentration that would be needed for a political campaign.
"Therefore, I have chosen to continue to serve as Undersheriff," he said. "I would like to thank Chairman George Joseph for his time, patience and support and to many other friends from all parts of Oneida County and beyond for their help and encouragement."
That leaves several other individuals left who have announced interest in Sheriff's position.
On Friday, New York Mills Mayor Robert Maciol announced Club Monarch in Yorkville that he will officially be running for the position of Sheriff. Aside from being Mayor of New York Mills, Maciol is also a full-time police officer in the Village of Whitesboro.
Corrections officer Angela Gumbarevic has also announced that she will seek the position as a democrat.
On the Republican side, Rome Police Commissioner James Masucci has sent notice to the Oneida County GOP.
Also seeking that endorsement is Oneida County Sheriff's Captain Richard Antanavige, and Assemblyman David Townsend.