The race is still two years away, but an outspoken critic of Governor Andrew Cuomo is already prepping his campaign.

Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli plans to run on the Republican ticket in 2022. Carpinelli has been in office since 2012 and has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.

He has spoken out recently against New York's bail reform and green light laws, along with efforts to legalize recreational marijuana. Carpinelli plans to formally announce his candidacy this Wednesday at the Osceola Ski & Sport Resort.