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Democrat Kevin Hunter formally enters Allen Co. sheriff’s race

FWPD Capt. Kevin Hunter
FWPD Capt. Kevin Hunter(WPTA)
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 11:14 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - One of the top officers at the Fort Wayne Police Department is officially running for sheriff.

On Friday, Fort Wayne police Capt. Kevin Hunter submitted paperwork formally launching his bid for the Democratic nomination. He joins Chief Deputy Sheriff Troy Hershberger, who is vying for the Republican nomination, as official candidates. Fort Wayne Police Deputy Chief Mitch McKinney is also expected to run as a Republican.

Hunter touts his experience in vice and narcotics division and 32 years overall on the local force in his effort to wrest back a position the Democratic Party has not held since the 1930s. He signaled his intentions to run for the office last August and has been organizing his campaign ever since.

Hunter is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and says, as sheriff, he would continue to focus on “new and better ways to combat the drug crisis” in Allen County. The primary election is set for May 3 and the general election will take place Nov. 8.

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