Retired Orange County Sheriff’s Captain Paul Arteta plans to make a formal announcement seeking the position of Orange County Sheriff in 2022.
Arteta began his career in 1992 at the Orange County Jail, Corrections Division, and transitioned into the Deputy Division two years later excelling through the ranks.
According to the press release detailing his plans, Arteta said he has devoted nearly 30 years to the Sheriff’s Office which included such highlights as, partnering with federal and local agencies to help reduce crime, playing a key role in the development of policies leading to accreditations received by the Sheriff’s Office and assisting on many projects that carried the Sheriff’s Office into the 21st Century.
Arteta said he plans to run as a Republican; he also will seek support from Conservatives.
Earlier this month, Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois announced that he will not seek for a sixth term in 2022.
DuBois has served unprecedented five four-year terms, running unopposed since 2006. He is the longest serving sheriff in the history of Orange County and currently the fourth longest serving sheriff in New York State.