|Richland Parish sheriff's race heats up|
A razor-thin margin between the two top candidates in the primary election means there is no clear-cut answer as to who will win the run-off to replace outgoing Richland Parish Sheriff Charles McDonald.
Of the 6,909 votes cast in the Oct. 22 election, only 113 separated Democrat Gary Gilley and Republican Lee Harrell. Gilley received 2,335 votes, or roughly 34 percent of the ballot. Harrell got 2,222 votes, or about 32 percent.
With six people running for sheriff in the primary election, there were many who didn't vote for either Gilley or Harrell. If turn-out is good, all those votes have to go somewhere.
Gilley, who has served as a deputy sheriff in Richland for the last 12 years, expects them to come his way.
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