Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh will not run for re-election

<font size="2">Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh</font>

Sheriff Kevin Walsh announced Monday that he will not seek a sixth term as Onondaga County Sheriff. Walsh served for 20 years, which is the longest time spent in the office of Sheriff in Onondaga County history.

Walsh says he'll support Chief Deputy John Balloni in the upcoming race. He cited a desire to spend more time with his family.

Walsh will continue to serve as Sheriff for another year. He says he's proud of some of the accomplishments made during his time as Sheriff, including improvements to the force and policies that make deputies' jobs safer.