Parkinson celebrating election night lead in race for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 19:53:37-04

UPDATE (12:40 a.m.) – The final election night update shows Parkinson with 32,531 votes and Clayton with 20,309 votes. Ballot counting will continue on Wednesday morning.

UPDATE (10:55 p.m.) – Updated election night results show Parkinson with 26,445 votes and Clayton with 16,473 votes.

UPDATE (9:50 p.m.) – The latest results show Parkinson with 23,207 votes and Clayton with 14,096 votes.

In the race for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff, incumbent Ian Parkinson is leading following the release of initial ballot results. 

Parkinson has 22,555 votes. His challenger, Greg Clayton, has 13,404 votes. 

If Parkinson wins, it would be his third term as sheriff. Clayton is a retired San Luis Obispo police officer and currently works as a private investigator. He announced his candidacy following the death of jail inmate Andrew Holland and has received funding and support from Holland’s family. Parkinson, the jail and the county’s mental health department came under fire following Holland’s death when it was revealed that the man, who suffered from schizophrenia, died of a blood clot after being strapped into a restraint chair at the jail for nearly two straight days.

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