Sheriff Brad Steube will be Manatee County's top law enforcer for another four years.
Steube beat his GOP opponent in Tuesday's primary with an overwhelming victory. Steube collected 32,442 votes to challenger William Waldron's 8,972 votes. Steube had 78.3 percent of the vote to Waldron's 21.6.
There is no Democrat running in the race, so Steube has no challenger in the general election, which virtually guarantees he keeps the top lawman's job and is re-elected sheriff.