|Sheriff Gill Lugossy may soon be back in the saddle, Mr. Lugossy who served as Mercer County's sheriff from 1976 to 1990 has indicated that he plans to return to the Sheriff's office after 20 years of retirement.|
Yes it's true. In a blast from the past, 74-year old Gill Lugossy told the Trentonian he is interested in becoming Mercer County's next sheriff, since Sheriff Kevin Larkin resigned from the job last week due to personal reasons. He says he has the support of the local Democratic Party and now all that remains is for Governor Christie to appoint him to the job.
The Republican governor is required to replace Sheriff Larkin with another Democrat according to state law. What a perfect person for the job, from Christie's standpoint. Lugossy will make the perfect caretaker since he is so old he probably won't stand for re-election when the job goes on the ballot next November and therefore the Democrats won't be able to benefit from having an incumbant on the ballot.
And of course, us taxpayers get the "benefit" of having Sheriff Hoveround back on the job. I can just see him now chasing criminals down Broad Street in his electric wheelchair.
He is the perfect match for Trenton's new court administrator Nate Jones, a former elementary school principal and perenial city council candidate who also retired in early 1990s.