Former Candidate Nick Tranchina Endorses Sheriff Randy Smith; 17-Year Lawman Says He’s Voicing the Choice of a “Consensus” – SLIDELL, LA. – In a Facebook post this morning, former candidate for St. Tammany Sheriff Nick Tranchina endorsed Sheriff Randy Smith for re-election citing that he was reinforcing the “consensus” will of deputies throughout the parish.
My opponent, the former Chief Deputy under Jack Strain, continues to attack me and distort my record. When I started this campaign, I made the decision to run a positive campaign. As we get close to election day, I do not plan to change my message now and get down in the mud. I am running for re-election on my record. I am very proud of what we have achieved since I took office three and a half years ago. Crime is at a 10 year low and our solve rate is at an all-time, 44 year high. We are doing more with less, and I want to continue to serve you as your Sheriff. We cannot go back.
Thanks to conservative spending and careful planning, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith will be able to provide a cost of living and merit raise for all employees again this coming fiscal year.
Sheriff Smith is in the final phases of preparing the agency’s budget for fiscal year 2020, which will begin on July 1, 2019. The proposed 2020 fiscal budget includes a 3.75% pay increase for employees. This includes a 1.25% cost of living and a 2.5% merit raise…..
“Since first taking office, I have been actively involved in seeking justice for the atrocities alleged by victims on this parish’s former sheriff. The information I learned throughout the investigation was deeply disturbing especially because of the severity of the alleged crimes. Not only did we assist in the criminal investigation of the former sheriff, but I was also duty-bound to determine if any of the sheriff’s associates or colleagues were complicit…..
STPSO Cost Savings for FY17-FY19 $26,864,085 (approx.) – Savings throughout the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office from Insurance, capital spending, travel, and more have resulted in approx. $26,864,085.
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The 2019 Primary Elections will be held on October 12, 2019. The early voting period begins on September 28th and ends on October 5, 2019. Polls open at 7 a.m. for SATURDAY elections and at 6 a.m. for TUESDAY elections.
Sheriff Randy Smith will be hosting his “Re-Election Kick Off Party” on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Gallagher’s restaurant on Front Street in Slidell. The event will begin at 6pm and end at 8pm.
The 2019 General Elections will be held on November 16, 2019. The early voting period begins on November 2nd and ends on November 9, 2019. Polls open at 7 a.m. for SATURDAY elections and at 6 a.m. for TUESDAY elections. Polls close at 8 p.m. All voters in line at 8 p.m. have the right to vote.