John Garcia

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Garcia served in the Buffalo Police Department for twenty-five years and is the principal owner of a private security firm. Garcia has a B.A. in Political Science and is certified in Crisis Negotiations by the FBI Academy.

Key Issues

Second Amendment

Garcia believes that the 2nd Amendment right is the cornerstone of the Bill of Rights.

Other

Garcia pledges to protect the rights of workers in Erie County.

Public Safety

Garcia wants to protect all residents of Erie County.

Criminal Justice

Garcia does not support bail reform which he believes will endanger the community. Garcia does not want to release suspects back into the community.

Drugs

Garcia believes that a big issue that Buffalo law enforcement now face is the opioid epidemic.

Endorsements

John Evans – Buffalo Police Benevolent Association president,

VINCENT VENTRESCA – PRESIDENT BUFFALO PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION,

SAMUEL A. FARINA – PRESIDENT The NY Association of Hostage Negotiators,

FRANK J. PANASUK – PRESIDENT The 1791 Society,

TIM DONOVAN – PRESIDENT, ECS PBA ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION

Sources

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JohnGarciaforErieCountySheriff/posts/

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2021/06/26/john-garcia–kimberly-beaty-talk-erie-county-sheriff-s-race