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2 candidates in running for O.C. Sheriff

June 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
There are two candidates left in the fight to replace former Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona.The Board of Supervisors has narrowed the field down to Sandra Hutchens, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Division Chief, and Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters.

Acting Sheriff Jack Anderson was in the audience during Tuesday's meeting, but was eliminated, causing a county supervisor to nearly break down in tears.

"Acting Sheriff Anderson is not going to be the next Orange County sheriff. And we all appreciate the efforts that he's made," said Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby.

Former Sheriff Mike Carona resigned in January to fight federal corruption charges against him. His trial is set for August.

 

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