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With no opposition in his bid to continue as the York-Poquoson Sheriff, J.D. “Danny” Diggs handily won re-election Tuesday.
Diggs, a Republican who will serve his fifth four-year term, earned 98.61 percent of the vote with a total 11,636 ballots cast in his favor.
Results show 164 votes were cast for write-in candidates. York County and the City of Poquoson have a total of 51,608 registered voters.
All election results are considered unofficial until a formal results review, which begins Wednesday, is completed and all provisional ballots are counted.
“I am very pleased that the voters have elected me as their Sheriff for the next four years,” Diggs wrote in a statement to WYDaily. “Thanks for the vote of confidence!”
After an unsuccessful campaign in 1995, Diggs earned his first term as sheriff by winning more than 50 percent of the vote in a four-way race in 1999. He has not faced opposition in any of his re-election bids.
In his answers to WYDaily’s questionnaire, Diggs identified the enhancement of community respect and trust, reduction of crime in order to improve citizens’ of quality of life, and continued training for deputies to be aware of and able to handle the latest crime trends.
|J. D. “Danny” Diggs