BTC HOST KATHY BARRETT
TALKS with JUAN FIGUEROA ABOUT WHY ITS TIME FOR NEW LEADERSHIP IN ULSTER COUNTY
JUAN FIGUEROA considers himself to be "a big picture" guy, and he is ready to introduce a new kind of policing if he is elected Ulster County Sheriff. But first, this Marine Veteran of Desert Storm who has served his country for twenty-three years must beat the present incumbent in the primary scheduled for September 13th. As a State Trooper and investigator for the Bureau of Criminal Investiagations, Juan's work helped to take down drug cartels, seizing over sixty million in cash, 400 plus kilos of drugs and the arrest of key dealers in the drug trade. His twenty-five years of experience in law enforcement in addition to his years of military service in the Marines makes him a unique and exceptionally qualified candidate.
The incumbent sheriff Paul van Blarcum politicizes the office and has cost Ulster County taxpayers close to a half-million dollars due to multiple lawsuites filed which claim gender and racial discrimination as well as sexual harrassment. If elected Juan will institute training that instills respect and discipline within the organization. Juan has experience dealing with federal, state, county and local agencies. Juan's visionary leadership style comes at a time when our country is so diversive. We need to elect leaders now who aim to unite and not divide us.