Vroman would be great assemblyman

I am writing in support of Mr. Peter Vroman, who is a candidate for the New York state Assembly from the 111th Assembly District.

Although I now reside in Schoharie County and serve as the county sheriff, I grew up in Marshville and still know many people from Montgomery County. When I first met Pete, I was surprised to learn he had purchased and resides on a farm in Marshville, where I worked at one time when I was in high school.

When I started my first term as sheriff, Pete was the supervising United States marshall in Albany and he worked closely with our office.

Pete’s efforts allowed Schoharie County Correctional Facility to board federal prisoners, resulting in millions of dollars in boarding revenue.

After the flood of Aug. 28, 2011, which heavily damaged the Schoharie Public Safety Building and county jail, Pete expressed concern and continued to offer help in any way he could.

Pete is well known in the law enforcement community. I have never heard any comments about Pete that were anything other than highly positive.

Pete is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, unlike his opponent, who sided with his downstate cronies in passing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, which is an attempt to deny decent, law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms.

I have no doubt Pete will do great work as an assemblyman and will serve his constituents well.

TONY DESMOND

Schoharie County sheriff