Sanchez, a sheriff’s commander, won 52% of the vote, clinching the primary and sending Ahern into retirement.
Sanchez held a considerable lead over incumbent Sheriff Gregory Ahern after updated vote totals were released Thursday.
With four days until Alameda County’s June 7 primary election, we followed the money.
Yesenia Sanchez and JoAnn Walker are challenging incumbent Gregory Ahern to oversee the county’s largest law enforcement agency.
Eight people in Santa Rita Jail were handed over to federal immigration agents in 2020—down from 44 in 2019—and there have been zero so far in 2021.