The sheriff in Madison County has been defeated by his former "right-hand man." Long-time Sheriff Bob Hertz was running for a fourth term against John Lakin for the Democratic nomination. Lakin handily beat Hertz 7929 – 4401.
Lakin left his job as a major with the sheriff's department three years ago to work as police chief in Glen Carbon, but says he has always wanted to be the county’s top cop.
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In another primary race for Sheriff, this time in Jersey County, Ray Sinclair beat Terry Day for the Republican nomination 779-734. Sinclair moves on to face current Sheriff Mark Kallal in the fall. In Macoupin County, Incumbent Don Albrecht lost to challenger Shawn Kahl 4,508-2,081.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.