"For those who expect partisan fixes whenever political appointments are handed out, the Spokane County commissioners' choice for a new sheriff could be judged a satisfying surprise. The three commissioners, all Republicans, bypassed the applicant anointed by outgoing Republican Sheriff Mark Sterk and endorsed by the Spokane County Republican Central Committee that Sterk heads. Instead, they unanimously named Ozzie Knezovich to finish Sterk's unexpired term. What's more, Knezovich is a union guy, a role not commonly associated with Republican preferences."
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