Oklahoma County sheriff's race candidates

Oklahoman Published: October 7, 2012
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Oklahoma County sheriff's race

John Whetsel (incumbent)

Party: Democratic

Age: 63

Residence: Choctaw

Profession: Oklahoma County sheriff since 1997

Family: Wife, Mitzi; Two daughters and three grandchildren

Church: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edmond

Endorsements: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Fraternal Order of Police; Oklahoma City Firefighters Fraternal Order of Police; Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association; Retired Police Officers Association of Oklahoma; Six of seven remaining elected county officers, including District Attorney David Prater; former District Attorneys Wes Lane, Andy Coats and James Harrod; former Governors Brad Henry and Frank Keating.

Darrel Sorrels

Party: Republican

Age: 58

Residence: Midwest City

Profession: U.S. Marshals Service, contract security officer

Family: Wife, Lynn; Five children, 10 grandchildren

Church: First Southern Baptist Church, Del City

Endorsements: United States Court Security Officers Union; Choctaw Fraternal Order of Police

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