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Erie County Sheriff Democratic Primary: Dobson declaring victory

Bert Dunn
Bert D. Dunn

Bert Dunn, 43, is the current sheriff’s lieutenant. He offers no apologies for being a “Reagan Democrat” in his youth, and admires him for winning the Cold War. He is backed by various familiar figures from Democratic headquarters, which is ferociously advocating the veteran sheriff’s lieutenant in a primary battle that could go a long way toward preserving the reign of county Chairman Jeremy J. Zellner. 
Dick Dobson
Richard E. Dobson
Richard E. Dobson, 68, has been retired from the Sheriff’s Office for 13 years. But he said he now itches to return because of problems under Republican Sheriff Timothy B. Howard he said he never experienced under former Sheriff Patrick M. Gallivan, also a Republican.
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