October 7, 2022
This Issues Topics:
Lewis County • lewis county elections • lewis county sheriff election • Tracy Murphy


As a resident of Lewis County, like you, I am invested in our community and its future. I was born and raised here in Lewis County, and I chose to raise my family here. I am running as your next Lewis County Sheriff because I see needs that we have that are not being met. As your next Sheriff, I will strive to rebuild past relationships that have been lost, build new relationships, and form partnerships to enhance the quality of law enforcement services throughout the county. Staffing and employee retention will be at the forefront of my beginnings, starting with valuing the employees and providing a cohesive working environment for all. I will be fiscally responsible with your tax dollars by prioritizing mission-essential needs, and cutting irresponsible spending. 

I will address the current issues surrounding our jail in regards to booking criminals who need to be held accountable for their actions, which provides our communities with the safety they deserve. I will reinstate successful programs that have fallen to the wayside such as the volunteer program, the K9 program, SWAT, and participation in our local drug task force. I will work with the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office to address the changes in our laws and reinstate our reserve program, again providing additional safety to our residents. Efficiency is important, and I have many ideas to increase efficiency without reducing services such as a regional training cadre. Vote for me, Tracy Murphy, and invest in a better Lewis County.

Community Priorities: Your opinions matter!

One of my favorite quotes about surveys is “surveys show that surveys never lie.” And while that makes light of surveys, I do believe some surveys have merit and provide insight into our priorities. That is why each year I send out a survey via mail, e-mail, and on my website: RepresentativePeterAbbarno.com.
The latest survey was sent out to the 20th Legislative District in late-January and the responses are still coming. To date, here are some of those results from the over 400 responses.

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February BAH: Professional & Personal Services Shined

The February Business After Hours featured a variety of professional and personal services at Mint City Coffee Roasting’s newly opened coffee house.  The lively group of participating professionals offered an opportunity to become personally acquainted with an eclectic gathering of services.  The evening ended with a question answer session with roaster Kyle Askin.

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