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Tuesday night: McKinney, Hershberger debate in pursuit of GOP sheriff’s nomination

The Republican candidates for Allen County sheriff will meet in a debate featured on ABC21's...
The Republican candidates for Allen County sheriff will meet in a debate featured on ABC21's "Political Radar"(WPTA)
Updated: Apr. 19, 2022 at 5:35 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The two Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for Allen County Sheriff meet in a debate setting the stage for the final two weeks of that campaign.

Fort Wayne Police Capt. Mitch McKinney and Allen County Chief Deputy Troy Hershberger agreed to take part in the special edition of ABC21′s “Political Radar,” which airs Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The debate is moderated by Brien McElhatten and will feature issues that include community relations, the legal status of marijuana and problems at the jail that have thrust the prospects of a new facility to the forefront of the campaign.

The winner of the Republican race -- to be decided on May 3 -- will face Fort Wayne Police Capt. Kevin Hunter, who is unopposed for the Democratic nomination. An interview with Hunter will air following the Republican debate as part of “Political Radar.”

Republican Sheriff David Gladieux is not seeking reelection.

Early voting is underway in the primary election. Information is available here.

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