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Kootenai County Sheriff

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Norris (R) 28,687 63.86%
Mike Bauer (I) 12,138 27.02%
Justin Nagel (L) 4,100 9.13%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

The Candidates

Bob Norris


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Mike Bauer


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Justin Nagel


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Three candidates vying to become the next Kootenai County sheriff

The race for Kootenai County sheriff features two candidates with long careers at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a Rathdrum native who accuses local law enforcement officials of working with “the mob.” Bob Norris, Mike Bauer and Justin Nagel are vying to replace Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, who is retiring after four two-year terms in office.