In Pima County, it was incumbent Sheriff Clarence Dupnik against Republican challenger Mark Napier and Green Party candidate Dave Croteau.
Dupnik has served as sheriff for 32 years and has been involved in local law enforcement for more than 50 years. Napier has 28 years of law enforcement under his belt, including 21 with the Tucson Police Department.
With 96 percent of the precincts reported, Dupnik was defeating Napier by 9,000 votes as of early Tuesday morning. Dupnik had 50 percent of the vote to Napier's 47 percent.
The sheriff's department has a $120 million budget and about 1,500 employees.
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