Current Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer secured his third term in the office Tuesday, beating challenger and veteran deputy Jim Rye by a 69 percent to 31 percent margin.
Boyer, who has held the post for two terms, is a veteran of the Washington State Patrol, serving in that organization for about 25 years.
Rye, a 33-year Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy, is a pioneer in many respects inside the office. He’d planned on retiring in 2007, but said his fellow deputies asked him to run for the position.
Both are Democrats, and with no Republican challenging Boyer in the November election, he’ll likely take the seat.
The position pays $102,502 per year.