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John Whetsel wins fifth term as Oklahoma County sheriff

John Whetsel beats Republican challenger Darrell Sorrels nearly 2-1 to win re-election as county sheriff. The results mark the widest margin of victory for the sheriff in 16 years of campaigns.

BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Modified: November 7, 2012 at 12:52 am •  Published: November 7, 2012

Experience trumped partisan politics in the race for Oklahoma County sheriff.

Democratic incumbent John Whetsel won his fifth term of office Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Darrell Sorrels, 163,839 to 89,352.

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