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Who are the Tulsa Co. Sheriff candidates?

Posted: 7:55 AM, Feb 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-01 23:09:15Z

TULSA COUNTY - There are nine men on the ballot Tuesday vying for the position of Tulsa County Sheriff.

They're all Republicans, and the winner will face Democrat Rex Berry in the general election on April 5.

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Below you'll find information on each candidate (in order of where their names appear on the ballot) as well as a podcast from their appearance on The Pat Campbell Show on 1170 KFAQ.

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.

Hear his final push to get your vote here.

If you don't see Sherman's podcast appear, click here to listen.

Learn more about Luke Sherman here.

John Fitzpatrick - Currently an Associate Professor at Tulsa Community College, teaching manufacturing skills for the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. He has more than 10 years of service in the Tulsa Police Reserve program. Fitzpatrick talked to us during a Facebook Live chat Tuesday. Click here to hear his final push for your vote.

If you don't see Fitzpatrick's podcast appear,  click here to listen.

Learn more about John Fitzpatrick here.

Brandon Hendrix - Currently works for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, assigned to the Tulsa Technology Centers.

Hear what he had to say Tuesday here.

If you don't see Hendrix's podcast above, click here to listen.

Learn more about Brandon Hendrix here.

Vic Regalado - Currently a Sergeant assigned to the Special Investigations Division of the Tulsa Police Department.

If you don't see Regalado's podcast above, click here to listen.

Learn more about Vic Regalado here.

Jason R. Jackson - Currently serves as a patrol Sergeant for the Jenks Police Department, where he has served in a full-time capacity for over 18 years.

Hear his final push to get your vote here.

If you don't see Jackson's podcast, click here to listen.

Learn more about Jason R. Jackson here.

Randy Pierce - Currently a sergeant with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, where he has served for 23 years. Randy talked with us during a Facebook Live chat on Tuesday. Watch what he had to say here.

If you don't see Pierce's podcast, click here to listen.

Learn more about Randy Pierce here.

Dan Miller - Currently a supervisor for the Tulsa Police Department, and veteran of the force for nearly 20 years.

Hear what he had to say Tuesday here.

If you don't see Miller's podcast, click here to listen.

Learn more about Dan Miller here.

Bill Reaves - According to fortysixnews.com, Reaves is a former lieutenant with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Neither a website nor a Facebook page for Bill Reaves could be located. A podcast for Reaves was unavailable.

Tom Helm - Currently works for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Helm retired from the Tulsa County Sheriff's office in 2013 after 20 years of service in the department.

If you don't see Helm's podcast, click here to listen.

Learn more about Tom Helm here.

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.

70-3311 Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training

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