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Profiles In Service - Feb. 5, 2018

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Luis Alvarez 

NACo Board Member
Chairman, Sullivan County, N.Y. Legislature

Number of years involved in NACo: Two

Years in public service: 36

Occupation: Retired lieutenant in the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

Education: Bachelor of science in physics

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Inform a parent that their child had died.

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: My mother, sisters and children.

A dream I have is to: Serve and achieve, to create a better life for residents and family and to leave this country in a much better place for my children.

You’d be surprised to learn that: I love to dance. 

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Be a parent.

My favorite way to relax is to: Read. 

I’m most proud of: My children.   

Every morning I read: Morning offering prayers.  


My pet peeve is: People who are always negative.

My motto is: “Treat everyone as you wish to be treated.”  

My favorite meal is: Lasagna.

The last book I read was: The Name of God is Mercy, by Pope Francis.

My favorite movie is: Patton.

My favorite music is: Dansa.   

My favorite U.S. president is: John F. Kennedy.

My county is a NACo member because: In unity, there is strength.

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