Chemung Sheriff announced as Astorino running mate

By Conor Mooney
By Chelsea Bishop

May 13, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York Governor candidate Rob Astorino has announced that Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss will be his running mate and hopeful lieutenant governor.

Moss joined the office in 1989 as a special deputy.

He was later promoted to deputy sheriff, a position he served until 1994 when he was promoted to investigator.

Eventually, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.

He was elected Sheriff of Chemung County in 2005.

He is also president of the New York State Sheriff's association.

"My team and I have conducted an exhaustive, state-wide search for the right lieutenant governor candidate. And that search has ended with great success," said Astorino through a video posted on his website.

"Sheriff Moss is among the best and the brightest this state has to offer," added Astorino.

Astorino's decided to pick an "Albany outsider" as a running mate to help him clean up the state.

The announcement comes on the heals of an announcement from current Lt. Governor, Roberty Duffy, who said he would not run with Governor Andrew Cuomo for a second term, due to back and leg pain caused by frequent travel.

Duffy also served in law enforcement before working in the capitol.

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