Los Angeles County Elects New Sheriff, Assessor and Supervisor


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Voters in Los Angeles County cast ballots to elect a new sheriff, assessor and member of the powerful Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Jim McDonnell speaks at an election victory party on Nov. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) Jim McDonnell speaks at an election victory party on Nov. 4, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

After several years of scandal, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was set to be led Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, a former assistant chief in the Los Angeles Police Department, who declared victory over former undersheriff Paul Tanaka.

With 38.6 percent of precincts reporting, McDonnell had a commanding 74.6 percent of votes to Tanaka’s 25.4 percent.

Speaking at an L.A. Live victory party alongside his family and many city and county elected officials, McDonnell thanked his supporters, calling himself “sheriff elect.”

“In past years, the department’s leadership have let down our community, as well as its own deputies. Both deserve a…

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