3 Republicans, 2 Democrats in Tulsa County sheriff's primary; winners will proceed to Nov. ballot

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 15:00:53-04

Three republicans and two democrats are hoping to emerge as their respective party's nominees for Tulsa County sheriff

2 Works for You has collected information regarding each sheriff candidate and the overall requirements needed to qualify as a candidate for Tulsa County sheriff. They are listed below.

Republican candidates

Luke Sherman

Currently assigned to the Detective Division of the Tulsa Police Department. He supervises the Fugitive Warrant’s Unit and also the N/OK U.S. Marshal’s Violent Crimes Task Force.

Vic Regalado

Currently a sergeant assigned to the Special Investigations Division of the Tulsa Police Department.

Russell Crow

Worked in the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Tulsa Police Department for a combined total of 18 years in law enforcement.

Democrat candidates 

Rex Berry

Former Tulsa Police Department corporal, he served as field training supervisor, crime analyst, detective, detective supervisor and as a member of the hostage negotiations team, as per his website. Berry retired from the Tulsa Police Department in 1999.

Arthur Jackson

U.S. Army veteran and began law enforcement career with David L. Moss Justice Center, where he worked for 15 years.

Requirements to run for sheriff

According to the Oklahoma State Statutes: 

Residency: Candidate must be a resident of the state of Oklahoma for two years and registered as voter of the party whose nomination he or she seeks. Candidates can also be registered as an Independent within the county that they seek election for at least six months preceding the first day of the filling period.

Age: Candidates must be at least 25 years of age preceding the date of the filling for office and possesses at least a high school (diploma) education.

Certifications: In counties with populations of 500,000 residents or more, the person seeking election shall also be a current certified peace officer in good standing. Within 12 months of taking office, all newly elected or appointed sheriffs shall complete a sheriff's administrative school.