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Youngblood unofficially wins bid for re-election

Posted: 1:36 AM, Jun 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-06 08:36:43Z

For the fourth consecutive term, Donny Youngblood will be Kern County's Sheriff.

Unofficial results from Tuesday's election show Youngblood took home 67 percent of the vote to Justin Fleeman's 33 percent. 

Youngblood, seeking his fourth term as Sheriff, ended up with 51,634 votes to Fleeman's 24,934.

Youngblood has served as Sheriff for 12 years in Kern County. In 2010 and 2014 he ran unopposed. 

Fleeman joined KCSO in 1998 and has worked multiple assignments, including detentions and patrol. He has not served in public office.