Jack Campbell returns to sheriff's office as elected sheriff

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SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Sangamon County will usher in a new sheriff.

On Tuesday, voters chose Republican Jack Campbell to replace outgoing Sheriff Wes Barr.

Campbell beat Democrat Odie Carpenter Jr. with 63 percent of the votes. Campbell will return to the sheriff’s department after serving as the director of the state’s medical marijuana pilot program.

Campbell was a former under-sheriff for Sangamon County before his first race for sheriff in 2014. He lost to Barr in the primary. He then retired in 2016.

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