Shasta Co. Sheriff race remains close with less than a thousand votes between candidates

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The Shasta County Sheriff's race is close with less than a thousand votes separating the two candidates.

Although there are some more votes to count, as of Wednesday evening, Incumbent Tom Bosenko is in the lead, but John Greene is not too far behind.

Bosenko has been the Shasta County Sheriff's Department for 12 years and has run unopposed for two terms.

KRCR spoke to Bosenko on Wednesday, the day after the primary election where he said he's surprised the votes are so close, but remains confident he will win.

Since the race is close, KRCR asked if there is anything he thinks he should do differently as Sheriff and what he thought convinced people to vote for Greene.

"He [Greene] also said that he wanted to have more deputies on the street, I've been wanting to do that for quite some time, but that takes funding from the Board of Supervisors," said Bosenko.

"Same thing for more jail beds, it needs money from the Board of Supervisors not only to build the facility, but to operate the facility which has been a major hurdle as well. So, some of those things that were resonating on, I think, some people may have been anxious or looking for change and not looking at how the change could have been implemented," said Bosenko.

Bosenko said his priorities are public safety, adding more jail beds, and putting more deputies on the streets especially in rural areas of Shasta County.

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