Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton Wins Primary Race

Aug 5, 2020

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton will not face a Republican challenger in November after winning his Democratic primary race on Tuesday.  Sheriff Clayton joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the win and the forward-looking plans to address law enforcement and community relations. 


Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton
Credit Washtenaw County Sheriff / washtenaw.org

For a second time, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton has fended off a challenge from longtime law enforcement professional Ken Magee.  In Tuesday's Democratic primary race, Clayton garnered over 75-percent of the vote. Clayton has no Republican opposition in November. 

In the November, 2016 general election, Magee ran as a Republican against Clayton and lost. Clayton was first elected Sheriff in November, 2008.

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu