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Cory Aukes outspent incumbent Sheriff Frank Homer by about $5,000 to win the race. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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There's a new sheriff in town.

Sgt. Cory Aukes unseated Hubbard County Sheriff Frank Homer by 500 votes Tuesday evening in a race where expenditures topped $40,000.


"I'm overwhelmed right now," Aukes said at midnight.

He said he would work with Homer the next two months to ensure a smooth transition into office when he assumes it Jan. 4, 2011.

Aukes garnered 5,021 votes to Homer's 4,534.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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