Lentz Lies

Apparently, my opponent in this election, Tim Lentz, learned very well how to be dishonest from all those years as Jack Strain’s chief deputy.
Recently he has sent out campaign mailers attacking me for how I handled three former deputies. What Mr. Lentz fails to mention is that all three incidents in question happened during Jack Strain’s administration, before I even took office.

Press Release – Former Candidate Nick Tranchina Endorses Sheriff Randy Smith

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.

A Positive Campaign

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.

STPSO FY2020 Budget to Include Pay Increase

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…..

Statement from Sheriff Randy Smith Regarding the Arrest of Jack Strain

“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…..

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Over $26.86 Million in Savings

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.