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.
Yesenia Sanchez and JoAnn Walker are challenging incumbent Gregory Ahern to oversee the county’s largest law enforcement agency.
Why Oaklanders should care about the county’s top seat, and who’s running. And what does the county sheriff do, anyway?