Assemblymember Barrett Endorses Volkmann for Sheriff

"I am pleased to endorse Peter Volkmann for Columbia County Sheriff and Dr. Andrea "Cricket" Coleman for Columbia County Coroner. Peter has spent years helping those struggling with substance abuse and drug addiction; he will bring a fresh perspective to tackling Columbia County's opioid crisis head-on. Dr. Coleman is a highly qualified and experienced forensic pathologist who will bring care and professionalism to the County Coroner's office. Columbia County will be well-served under their leadership."


I am honored to be running for the office of Columbia County Sheriff, and for the opportunity to serve all residents of this beautiful county. I hope this website will allow you to get to know me as a law enforcement officer and most importantly, as a person.
From my earliest days in law enforcement, to my work as a first responder on 9/11, to my time leading the force in Chatham, my goal has always been to serve with integrity, respect, and loyalty. Should I be elected, I will bring those qualities to the office of sheriff.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can as I campaign throughout the county this year. I want to take time to hear your concerns, to discuss the issues that affect all of us, and to share the pride of living here. As a police officer, my goal has always been to encourage conversations among groups and with individuals; together, we can find better ways which will lead to better days for all of us. I believe community conversations lead to community solutions.
You can also follow me on my FaceBook page, leave a phone message for me at (518) 288-6761, or email me at I am eager to engage with as many voters as I can.
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Peter Volkmann