Oklaoma City metro-area sheriff races

A look at the metro-area sheriff races to be decided during Tuesday's general election.
BY ANDREW KNITTLE aknittle@opubco.com Published: November 4, 2012
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Edwards, a former Marine, ran his own ranching business for 30 years in Canadian County before joining the sheriff's office as a deputy.

In Logan County, incumbent Sheriff James Bauman is running against Ben McHand.

Bauman, a Republican, was elected in 2008 after defeating former sheriff Randy Richardson.

McHand, a Democrat, is retired from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, according to his Facebook page.

Former Edmond resident Ryan Lake, a Republican, is running for sheriff in McClain County.

Lake is running against incumbent Sheriff Don Hewitt, a Democrat, who has been the county's top lawman since 1999.

In Lincoln County, incumbent Sheriff Charlie Dougherty, a Democrat, is facing off against Wesley Scott Donovan.

Dougherty has been sheriff since 2010. His challenger, a Republican, is a former police chief in Carney and helped train police officers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In other races

Three other Oklahoma County races already have been decided: Carolynn Caudill, the incumbent county clerk, ran unopposed in her re-election bid; Brian Maughan, the incumbent District 2 commissioner, won re-election in a July primary; and Tim Rhodes, the current deputy county court clerk, won a runoff election in August to take over a vacant seat for county court clerk.

CONTRIBUTING: Zeke Campfield, staff writer