"I come from a family that has been involved in public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you.  With nearly three decades of DEA experience, I know what it takes to find solutions and develop policies to address the opiate crisis. With your help, we can make Essex County a safer, more vibrant community."


  • Paul will address integrity issues and security at all Sheriff’s facilities and restore the department to a level of professionalism and integrity that would make Essex County proud.
  • Paul is a life-long Democrat who supports the values and principles of the Democratic party.
  •  Paul is the only candidate who does not support the current Sheriff and the only candidate who has no connection to the current Sheriff or the Republican party.
  •  Paul is the only candidate who has presented a three-point plan to deal with the substance abuse problem in our county as well as a comprehensive approach to reducing repeat drug offenders who cycle through our county jails without getting the help they need to successfully recover from addiction.
  • Paul will address problematic issues plaguing the Essex County Communications Center.
  • Paul will address the problem of illicit drug smuggling into Essex County Correctional Facilities.
  • Paul will address the problem of prisoner escapees in Essex county.
  • Paul will not tolerate sexual harassment of female employees or harassment/ intimidation of any employee of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Paul will maintain a strong relationship between his administration and labor unions
  •  Paul will maintain an open and transparent Sheriff’s Department.