(Las Vegas, NV) — The field of candidates running for Clark County Sheriff is narrowed to Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo and retired police Capt. Larry Burns.
They were the top vote getters in Tuesday’s primary election, and will face-off in the November general election.
Retired Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody came in third, followed by a crowded field of six other candidates.
Either Lombardo or Burns will replace Doug Gillespie to head the more than 4,800-employee Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Gillespie is retiring after eight years as sheriff.
Among the other six candidates were retired police sergeant and former Las Vegas township constable Robert “Bobby G” Gronauer and Clark County District Court marshal and former Wendover, Utah police chief Angel Barboza.
Las Vegas police cover all of Clark County except the cities of Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Boulder City.