GOSHEN – Former Orange County Sheriff’s captain and now Deputy Montgomery Village Police Chief Paul Arteta easily defeated Undersheriff Kenneth Jones for the Republican line in the November election for sheriff.
Arteta polled almost 66 percent of the vote on Tuesday – 7,794 votes, to Jones’ 34 percent – 4,053 votes. There were 22 write-ins.
Arteta will now face Democrat Bernie Rivers in the fall election for the county’s top law enforcement post.
Rivers is the retired director of the Law Enforcement Division of the State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Current Sheriff Carl DuBois is retiring at the end of the year.