Former St. Lawrence County legislator running again in District 4
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:47 am

HAMMOND – Bill Sheridan has announced his candidacy for the District 4 seat of the St. Lawrence County Legislature. District 4 covers the towns of Hammond, Fowler, Macomb, Rossie, Edwards, and Pitcairn.

The seat is currently held by Republican Joel LaPierre of Gouverneur.

“For nearly a decade, St. Lawrence County has had to borrow money to meet its cash flow needs for the year,” Sheridan said in a press release to North Country Now. “Fortunately, this year, the county was able to operate without having to borrow millions of dollars due to responsible budgeting. If elected, I would actively support and contribute to this recent trend of sound fiscal policy, which directly benefits the hardworking taxpayers of District 4.”

During Sheridan’s previous tenure on the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators serving District 5, he introduced legislation to sell the county home property in Canton, which resulted in the formerly tax-exempt property being placed onto the Canton tax rolls.

Sheridan also worked to rezone certain Canton property to allow for the development of new commercial businesses.

“If elected to the St. Lawrence County Legislature, I pledge to continue these types of economic growth initiatives,” he said.

Sheridan has previously served as St. Lawrence County Republican Chairman, was elected and served as the Hammond town judge from 2009-2016, and was also a candidate in the 2016 NYS Assembly race.

Sheridan and his wife, Amanda, have lived in Hammond for the last 23 years, where they raised their children Krista, Sarah, and James.