FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2013
(Hudson County, NJ) –Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari is announcing that he will run for re-election as a candidate in the Democratic Primary this June. Schillari is seeking his second term as Sheriff.
He was the first Sheriff in Hudson County history to introduce a 24/7 patrol program that provides round-the-clock protection in addition to substantial reductions in overtime – taking officers from behind desks and putting on them the streets.
Hudson County Democratic Chairman and Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith said he is happy to support the Sheriff’s re-election. “Sheriff Schillari has worked hard and proven his worth as a concerned and compassionate leader who cares about our citizens’ safety,” said Chairman Smith.
A career law enforcement official with an exemplary record of public serve, Schillari is A U.S. Navy veteran and retired Secaucus Police Sergeant. Before being elected Sheriff he served as an Undersheriff for 13 years.
County Executive Tom DeGise praised Schillari for his efforts to improve public safety. “Sheriff Schillari has reorganized his department to increase patrol of our county parks and roads and better protect our residents,” said DeGise. “He is doing an outstanding job and I am very pleased to support him again this year.”
State Senator and North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said the Sheriff is always there for Hudson County. “Whenever a local mayor or police chief needs help from the Sheriff’s Office, we call Frank Schillari personally and he responds immediately. Protecting the public is his highest priority and he is a true public servant.”
A lifelong Hudson County resident and Jersey City native, Sheriff Schillari and his wife Theresa have been married for almost 40 years and are Secaucus homeowners. They have two adult daughters and four granddaughters.