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Nocco Wins Pasco Sheriff’s Race

Republican Chris Nocco will serve a full four-year term in office.

The voters have decided. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco will keep his job.

Nocco was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill out the term of former Sheriff Bob White when he retired in 2011. Tonight’s results mean that Nocco will get to serve his first full term in office.

Nocco, a Republican, faced Democrat Kim Bogart in the race for Pasco’s top cop. Bogart is a former Pasco County Sheriff’s Office major who has decades’ of experience in law enforcement. He ran in 2008 against White, but lost by 4,002 votes.

In today’s race, Nocco received 125,934 votes or 65.11 percent of the ballots cast with 105 of 110 precincts reporting in. Bogart garnered 67,493 votes or   34.89 percent.

Results are considered unofficial until they are certified by the state of Florida.

nathaniel sweet November 07, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Hi , I am an african american living in land o lakes fl,Ilove the area but Ive had many racial encounters though no fault of my own something needs to change. Me and my wife are considering a move because now it has show up in the schools.We have six children that are also feeling the effects,and its just not right!! By the way nice picture sheriff.
Carla Gibson November 07, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Nathaniel, people "in general" can be ignorant, but many people "down south" (especially here in Florida) seem to be deprived of brain cells. If I had children ... and could afford to move out of state ... I would relocate to another part of the country where the educational system has much higher standards and the population is more refined. Living in the south will "dumb down" kids like nothing I've ever seen. I've lived her 40 years (originally from the north).

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