Broome County Sheriff David Harder will be running for a sixth term come this fall.
He held a news conference surrounded by family and friends Thursday.
Senator Fred Akshar was one of the leaders offering his support.
Harder has been sheriff of Broome Country for 20 years.
"Biggest thing I’m bringing to the table is experience, and I’ve got a great crew to work with and were always looking to improve, improve, improve," Harder said.
Jason Ellis is also running as a republican candidate for Broome County Sheriff. They will face off in a primary this September.