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Gladieux cruises to re-election win

November 7, 2018

David Gladieux will serve a second term as Allen County sheriff. 

Gladieux, 54, a Republican first elected in 2014, held off Democratic challenger Philip Davis, according to unofficial election results. With more than half of the county’s precincts reporting Tuesday, Gladieux had captured more than 60 percent of about 77,000 votes cast.

Gladieux campaigned on his record, citing achievements including completing a new dental office at Allen County Jail, increasing the number of school resource officers the sheriff’s department provides, awarding pay raises for deputies and privatizing jail medical services : a move he said saved the county thousands of dollars. 

He has spent 32 years in law enforcement and served in several capacities including in patrol and dispatch as well as SWAT duty and overseeing jail operations. 

Davis, 61, a real estate broker and appraiser, said last month his education and background : he was a certified public accountant and has a law degree and an MBA in finance : would serve him well as administrator of the sheriff’s department. He has no experience in law enforcement but said he would have worked to examine jail policies and procedures.

The annual salary for sheriff in 2017 was $148,530.41.

No Democrat has held the sheriff’s office since the 1930s, and Davis said Tuesday he is sorry that wasn’t more of an issue for voters. 

“But I think David Gladieux is an excellent law enforcement officer,” he said. 

mleblanc@jg.net

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