Incumbent sheriff Steve Gentry won one of the most highly contested races in Gloucester County by a wide margin against challengers Larry Rilee, a Republican, and Ted Koehl and Clarence Bowser, both independents.
Carole Gates, Gloucester’s voter registrar said Tuesday’s election, "went very well." She reported an average voter turnout for a local election.
Gentry won the race with 62 percent of the overall vote next to Rilee’s 27 percent. Koehl received just over 8 percent of the overall vote and Bowser just over 2 percent.
Gentry led the race in each precinct, receiving a total of 5,417 votes next to Rilee’s 2,343. Koehl received 754 votes and Bowser received 202 votes.
Rilee said he would like to congratulate Gentry on his win and said he was proud of his own campaign staff and how the overall campaign was run. "We ran a positive and professional campaign," Rilee said, "and I appreciate the support that the community did give...
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