MONROE — Monroe County Democrats chose retired deputy Dale Malone over another retired lawman and a Monroe area businessman to be the party's candidate for sheriff in partisan primary voting Tuesday.
Mr. Malone easily defeated Tom Redmond, a part-time Dundee police sergeant who retired from the sheriff's office in 2010. Charles Harrington, Jr., the owner of Harbor Marina in Bolles Harbor, ran a distant third.
Mr. Malone, 53, of Ash Township, who worked 29 years for the sheriff's office before retiring in 2010 with the rank of major, will take on Jan Jay on Nov. 6 in the general election.
Elsewhere on the county ballot, voters determined candidates in two nonpartisan judicial races.
In the race for Probate judge, Frank Arnold and Jill LaVoy won over Anthony Brescol and Melissa Matiash for the right to appear on the ballot in the general election.
Daniel White and Cheryl Sweeney defeated Ronald Benore, Jr., and Jarod Calkins to appear on the ballot in November for 38th Circuit judge.
The winner will fill the remainder of the term of Judge Joseph Costello, Jr., who stepped down in March to work in the prosecutor's office. Mr. White was appointed to the seat by Gov. Rick Snyder.
In the Republican primary for Monroe County Road Commission, former county administrator Charles Londo defeated Robert Duffey.
Mr. Londo will face Democrat Steve Pace.
Also, voters decided three intraparty contests on the county board of commissioners.
In the contest to replace seven-term Commissioner William Sisk, Rebecca Hicks and Jacob McLaughlin were running neck and neck, but both candidates were way ahead of fellow Republican Mark Johnson.
The winner will face Democrat Jason Turner to elect a new commissioner for the District 5, which includes parts of Monroe and Frenchtown and Raisinville townships.
Republicans in District 7 chose incumbent Commissioner Mary O'Neill over Richard Russell to carry the party banner against Democrat Jon Cook of LaSalle in November.
District 7 covers LaSalle and Erie Townships and a portion of Monroe Charter Township.
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