MORRIS COUNTY — James Gannon, a former deputy chief of investigations in the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, is seeking the Republican nomination for Morris County sheriff in the June primary election.
The office is presently held by Sheriff Edward Rochford, 71, a 24-year incumbent Republican who is finishing his eighth term and has not yet announced if he will be seeking re-election.
Gannon, 54, the first candidate to announce, said Monday he intends to run, regardless of whether Rochford runs again.
Rochford has been feuding with the county freeholders in recent years and last year, the freeholders took over the financial management of the county jail after Rochford independently negotiated contracts with two unions and after overtime costs at the jail had increased from $874,000 in 2010 to $1.9 million in 2014. (Read the entire article on NJ.com)