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Ventura County may be getting new sheriff; Santa Barbara County's Sheriff headed towards reelection

Both races appear to have clear-cut winners.

Ventura County is apparently getting a new Sheriff.

It was a race which pitted a one-term incumbent against a long-time colleague in the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Challenger Jim Fryhoff received 56% of the vote, to incumbent Bill Ayub’s 44%.

In Santa Barbara County, incumbent Sheriff Bill Brown appears to be set for a new term. He received 57% of the vote, to Juan Camarena’s 43%.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.