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County's sheriff race gets competitive early


September 29, 2021

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Jim Yon

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon announced Tuesday, Sept. 21, that he will not seek re-election in the 2022 election, a day after one of his deputies, Jon Raymond, announced he was running for the office in May. 

Yon, 50, a longtime Sweet Home resident, was appointed sheriff in June 2018 by the Board of Commissioners after the retirement of Sheriff Bruce Riley and he was elected to a four-year term of office in November 2018.

A South Albany High School graduate, Yon has a bachelor's degree in law enforcement from Western Oregon University.

He began his LCSO career as a resident deputy in Harris...

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