SOMERVILLE, NJ – North Plainfield Chief of Police Bill Parenti received the endorsements of seven New Jersey County Sheriffs April 23, adding to earlier endorsements from Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Somerset County Republican Organization.

Republican State Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, who last week announced his candidacy for the Seventh Congressional District in 2020, has also endorsed Parenti; the North Plainfield PBA Local 85 also voted to support Parenti’s candidacy.

His opponent, Ret. Somerset County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tim Pino, has been endorsed by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Officers Police Union, State Senator Michael Doherty, State Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown, former State Assemblyman Nelson Albano and former Somerset County Freeholder Patrick Scaglione.       

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“When you are running for Somerset County Sheriff, this is the endorsement you covet, and this is the endorsement the Republican electorate wants to see before heading to the primary on June 4th” Pino said.

In addition to Provenzano, who is retiring after 16 years in the office, the county sheriffs endorsing Parenti include: Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield;·Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Morris County Sheriff James (Jim) Gannon; Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy; Salem County Sheriff Charles Miller; Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada and Warren County Sheriff James McDonald.

“I am grateful for the outpouring of support from my brothers and sisters in law enforcement,” said Parenti, who has served as North Plainfield’s Chief of Police for 14 years. “I have spent my life protecting and serving our communities, and I’m ready on Day One to be your Sheriff.”