Simonetti files to succeed Gallant as Warren’s sheriff

Jim Simonetti

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Jim Simonetti

Jim Simonetti

There will be a new sheriff in town come this time next year in Warren County, Save Jerseyans, and the Republican police chief of Roxbury Township is the new front runner for the job.

“The property tax burden is already too high and I don’t want to add to it,” said Jim Simonetti, a 32-year law enforcement veteran and former narcotics officer who described himself as a political conservative in a Monday morning press release announcing that he filed with ELEC earlier in the day. “In these tough economic times, we are going to have to learn how to provide a higher level of service to the people at less cost to the taxpayer.  We need to learn how to do more with less.  There’s no question about it.”

The stars appears to have aligned for the nascent campaign in this deep-red county; Simonetti already reportedly has the backing of Warren County Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt, Warren County Freeholder Director Ed Smith, and State Senator Steve Oroho (R-24). 

Chief Simonetti’s candidacy was catalyzed by the retirement announcement of Warren County Sheriff David Gallant back in December.

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Matt Rooney
Matt Rooney
Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, MATT ROONEY is a nationally-noted and respected New Jersey political commentator. When he's not on-line, radio or television advocating for conservative reform and challenging N.J. power-brokers, Matt is a practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights (Camden County).