LAS VEGAS (KXNT/AP) — Nine candidates are vying in the Clark County sheriff primary to be on the November ballot to head the 4,800-employee Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The top two vote-getters will face off to replace Doug Gillespie. He’s retiring after eight years as sheriff.

The three leading candidates heading into Tuesday’s nonpartisan vote were Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, retired Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody and retired police Capt. Larry Burns.

Among the other six candidates were retired police sergeant and former Las Vegas township constable Robert Gronauer, Clark County District Court marshal and former Wendover, Utah, police chief Angel Barboza, and Las Vegas bail bondsman Tim Deam.

Las Vegas police cover all of Clark County except the cities of Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Boulder City.


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