Undersheriff to run for Assembly seat

Montgomery County’s undersheriff will try to run as the Republican candidate for the 111th New York State Assembly seat, now held by Democrat Angelo Santabarbara.

Peter Vroman, who was appointed in January by Sheriff Michael Amato to be the county’s new undersheriff, confirmed his run at the seat in an email Tuesday.

Vroman, a 20-year Canajoharie resident, recently retired after serving 28 years as a deputy U.S. marshal for the United States Marshal Service. He worked between Albany and Syracuse “becoming fully involved in the administration and operation of [his] 32-county judicial district and implemented the movement of federal prisoners within it,” his email said.

He also served as the liaison for federal inmate housing and logistics at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for many years and has served more than 30 correctional facilities in his district.

After serving his community in law enforcement since 1982, Vroman said he wants to serve his community in a different way.

“I want to bring back the trust, integrity and responsibility that have fallen to the way-side in the Legislature,” his email read.

The 111th New York State Assembly District includes Montgomery County.