ELECTION 2010: Furlong, Guimont face off for sheriff

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Incumbent Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong will once again face Deputy Bob Guimont in the general election, the same ticket voters saw when Furlong was first elected to the office in 2002.

Furlong garnered 48.58 percent of the vote to Guimont's 32.88 percent.

Carson City Sheriff's Capt. Bob White picked up 18.54 percent in his first foray into politics.

"I want to thank all the people who supported us, and I want to thank all those who helped me in my campaign. It was a pretty rewarding experience, meeting and talking with all the people I did throughout the process," said White.

Furlong said he was pleased with the results.

"With these results we can really work on bringing everyone back together and building a stronger department. Politics can be very divisive, and that's a sad thing to say," said Furlong.

The department has been fractured since candidate filings in March. Furlong expressed regret over being unable to keep the politics out of his department. Guimont has received wide support from his fellow deputies which has caused tension among the department's ranks.

"I'm absolutely excited. We are in a position to do what we set out to do, and that's to carry this administration and this community forward," said Furlong. "I love being the sheriff. It's fantastic. The work is great. The people are fantastic. You couldn't ask for a better city. Politics is sometimes painful. The pleasure of being the sheriff is doing the work."

Guimont could not be reached for comment.


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