There are currently two candidates in the race for Sheriff of St. Lucie County. Incumbent Ken Mascara who has become to most a permanent fixture in St. Lucie County and the Treasure Coast as sheriff, then there is Richard Williams, a Democrat as Mascara, in a quest to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a lawman in his community by seeking in the 2016 election cycle the office of St. Lucie County Sheriff.
In principle, a sheriff is a legal official with responsibility for a county. In practice, the specific combination of legal, political and ceremonial duties of a sheriff varies greatly across the USA. In the United States of America, a sheriff is a sworn law enforcement officer and the duties of his/her office vary by state and counties. A sheriff is generally an elected county official, with duties that typically include policing unincorporated areas, maintaining county jails, providing security to courts in the county, and (in some states) serving warrants and court papers. In addition to these policing and correction services, a sheriff is often responsible for enforcing civil law within his/her jurisdiction.
Incumbent Ken Mascara takes every election cycle and the candidates that also seek the office of Sheriff seriously. With nearly four terms under his belt as Sheriff of St. Lucie County, Mascara announced early in 2015 that he would seek reelection in 2016 to assure the people of St. Lucie County that he is willing and able to continue the great work that his administration and the incredible men and women of the Sheriff’s Office have accomplished.
Challenger Rich Williams has a stunning resume as an individual that has dedicated his life to the safety of others. As a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Army and current reservist, the staff sergeant fought for his country in Afghanistan. For six years with the Florida State Troopers, he helped people hurt in accidents, assisted stranded motorists and defended the community from impaired drivers, drug smugglers and other threats to the traveling public. Williams is seeking help to usher in the sense of security that he feels the community so desperately needs.
Contact information (as provided on the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections’ website) is as follows:
Ken J. Mascara, Incumbent, P. O. Box 13416, Fort Pierce, FL – 34979; Email: email@example.com ; Phone: (772) 242-3684
Richard Williams, Jr., P. O. Box 881075, Port St. Lucie, FL – 34988: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Phone: (772) 203-5762