Todd Baxter wins Monroe County Sheriff's race

November 08, 2017 07:03 PM

Todd Baxter defeated Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn in the race for Monroe County Sheriff as Democrats locally and nationally crushed competition on Tuesday.

Baxter, a former Rochester police officer and the former Greece police chief, easily topped O'Flynn by double-digits in the polls.

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O'Flynn faced pressure for the county's handling of contracts for unions representing deputies and efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Baxter faced late challenges in the race with a controversial mailer that went out comparing him to President Donald Trump and a write-in campaign mounted by Gary Pudup -- who felt Baxter's personal beliefs didn't align with Democratic values.


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