Farrell Gros has announced his candidacy for sheriff of Assumption Parish in the Oct. 22 primary election.

Gros, a former Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputy whose family has owned Princes Services in Labadieville for the last 60 years, works as a crew supervisor for Chackbay Nursery and Landscaping.

He also has worked as a Louisiana National Guard family assistance officer, heavy equipment operator and reserve deputy, according to his written campaign announcement.

After graduating from Assumption High School in 1980, Gros joined the Air National Guard, then enlisted in the Army in 1984 and served on active duty with the Army National Guard until retiring in 2000.

“More than a good politician, Assumption Parish deserves a good leader,” Gros said in his statement of candidacy. “A good leader is not one who is necessarily an expert in all fields, but one who is able to recognize the expertise of others and surrounds himself with the experts to work together for a common goal.

“A good leader is one who assumes responsibility and accountability for himself and everyone working under him,” he said.

“A good leader is one who treats everyone with dignity and respect, who rewards those who are dedicated and take pride in their work and disciplines those who do not,” Gros said.

Gros and his wife of 29 years, Rita Boudreaux Gros, are lifelong residents of Assumption Parish, the announcement states, and have three daughters and two granddaughters.