Incumbent Sheriff Donald W. Fleming survived two Republican challengers in the August primary and now faces Democrat Jim Manfre in the General Election. Write-in candidate Janet O. McDonald also qualified in this race.

Donald W. Fleming


PARTY:  Republican

AGE:  67

FAMILY:  Wife, Stephanie, 3 sons and 2 step-daughters

OCCUPATION:  Elected sheriff in 2004; re-elected in 2008

EDUCATION:  William Paterson University with a master's degree in urban studies and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Elected sheriff in 2004; re-elected sheriff in 2008; currently seeking third four year term

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Crime prevention - community focused
  2. Cost controls - fiscal conservative
  3. Communication - open lines

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

  • "38 years in law enforcement - 24 years as a Chief or Sheriff"


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "Leadership and accomplished goals - such as; reduction in crime and training - leaving the agency in good hands with a well trained command staff to continue the mission"

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  ReelectDonFleming2012.com

Jim Manfre


PARTY:  Democratic

AGE:  54

FAMILY:  Wife, Cornelia, 29 years; 3 children: Catherine, 25, Alec, 23, Barret, 15

OCCUPATION:  Attorney

EDUCATION: B.S., Fordham University, Bronx, NY; St John's University School of Law

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Sheriff, 2001-2005

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "Returning the Sheriff's Office to high ethical and legal standards.
  2. "Implementing a strong Community Policing Strategy through the use of crime statistics and prevention programs.
  3. "Implementing a business approach to budget expenses."


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

  • "As the former Sheriff and a business owner in the community for the past fifteen years, I have a unique perspective on the issues that the Sheriff's Office and the community have with the present operations of law enforcement."

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "Creation of a team approach to law enforcement with the assistance of the Community and all other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies."


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  Manfre4sheriff.com