Sher­iff show­down: in­cum­bent takes new­bie in sole con­tested race

The Taos News - - YEAR IN PICTURES -

While the coun­try was em­broiled in a bit­ter midterm elec­tion sea­son, the po­lit­i­cal play­ing field was rather un­event­ful in Taos County, save for one race: Taos County sher­iff. The elec­tion saw Demo­cratic in­cum­bent Jerry Ho­grefe (pic­tured here at his pri­mary elec­tion party in June) face off against first-time can­di­date Jani Dean Davis, a Repub­li­can. Theirs was the only con­tested elec­tion lo­cally. While it was all but as­sured Taos County would elect a Demo­crat for that of­fice (and ev­ery other of­fice, too), the race was ac­tive. Davis both out-raised and out-spent Ho­grefe, and sup­port­ers of both can­di­dates lit­tered the county with po­lit­i­cal signs. How­ever, for all the ex­cite­ment lead­ing up the race, Ho­grefe pulled off a com­fort­able win that matched his per­for­mance in 2014.

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