Former City of Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan is looking for another job in the public sector.

The long-time attorney and former Public Defender has filed his paperwork with the Broome County Board of Elections to run for Sheriff under the Working Families Party.

Ryan has no law enforcement experience other than working with police as Mayor and as an attorney.

The Democrat will be facing incumbent Republican David Harder who has been Broome County's Sheriff since 1998 and is seeking his sixth term.

Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Former Broome County Sheriff Sergeant Jason Ellis, who is the chief investigator for the Broome County District Attorney's office has also said he wants to run for Sheriff as a Republican. He has yet to file his petitions with the Board of Elections.


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