Unofficial results show Jesse Slaughter ahead of incumbent Bob Edwards in the Democratic primary for Cascade County Sheriff.
Slaughter said at his watch party at the Sting that he is preparing for the general election in November.
“The next step is the general election. We came to play. We came to win this election. That’s our goal,” Slaughter said. “We absolutely have the best plan and the best vision and the best team in this Sheriff’s race and I’m confident that we’re going to do great things and I’m confident we’re going to win the general election and now it’s just taking that next step and making sure that we do everything we can to win.”
Edwards stated at his party at the Pit Stop Tavern that he’s staying positive and heading back to work.
“I have a ton of supporters and I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and your kind words. I’m still getting the messages, so thank you very, very much. I do truly appreciate it. God bless you all,“ Edwards said.
The current vote tally as of 11:15 p.m. on June 5 showed Slaughter with 5,587 (54%) votes and Edwards with 4,047 (39%). George Kynett had 800 (8%) and 30 votes were write-ins.