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George Rinker wins a bid for Des Moines County Sheriff

With no incumbent in the running, two men will go head to head for the position of Des Moines County Sheriff in November.
Credit: George Rinker Facebook page

With no incumbent in the running, two men will go head to head for the position of Des Moines County Sheriff in November.

Voters chose Republican George Rinker to challenge Democrat Kevin Glendening, who ran unopposed.

Rinker got 61% of the vote, followed by Alfred with 26% and Fenton with 13%.

The county's current sheriff, Mike Johnstone, did not run. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has served in the seat since 2001.  He has worked in the sheriff's office since the mid-70s.