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Gore defeats Duffy and LaSuer for San Diego County Sheriff

SAN DIEGO - Appointed San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore will be holding onto the job for another four years.

Gore easily defeated Jim Duffy and Jay LaSuer in Tuesday's election.

Because he had more than 50 percent of the votes, Gore won the office without need of a November runoff.

Gore has held the job for about one year following the retirement of longtime sheriff Bill Kolender.

His opponents claimed when he was appointed sheriff that he would receive unfair exposure, a worry that came true when Gore became the public face of the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King in February.

Gore called the exposure a ''double-edged sword,'' in that the public could judge his performance harshly.

The vote count showed the public approved of how he handled the case, which received national media coverage.

''I think it's a real testament to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the leadership of former Sheriff Bill Kolender that resonated with the voters,'' Gore said.

Duffy, a sheriff's lieutenant on leave and former head of the Deputy Sheriff's Association, accused Gore of mismanagement and being part of the downtown political elite.

LaSuer is a former state assemblyman.

SAN DIEGO - Appointed San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore was well on his way to winning a four-year term tonight.

Gore claimed 60 percent of the vote, compared to 21 percent for Jim Duffy and 19 percent for Jay LaSuer.

Gore has held the job for about one year following the retirement of longtime sheriff Bill Kolender.

His opponents claimed when he was appointed sheriff that he would receive unfair exposure, a worry that came true when Gore became the public face of the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King in February.

Gore called the exposure a ''double-edged sword,'' in that the public could judge his performance harshly.

The vote count showed the public approved of how he handled the case, which received national media coverage.

''I think it's a real testament to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the leadership of former Sheriff Bill Kolender that resonated with the voters,'' Gore said.

Duffy, a sheriff's lieutenant on leave and former head of the Deputy Sheriff's Association, accused Gore of mismanagement and being part of the downtown political elite.

LaSuer is a former state assemblyman.

 

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