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Democratic Candidate for Sheriff Wants Healing After Race Against Co-worker

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Tim Jagielo
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WNIN
Noah Robinson and wife Jamie enter the Fraternal Order of Police Clubhouse in Evansville Tuesday night, after Robinson was declared Democratic candidate for sheriff.

Col. Noah Robinson Ran against Maj. Jason Ashworth — Both of Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Tuesday’s Primary Election for County Sheriff ended the race between two current members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.

Col. Noah Robinson was declared the winner of the democratic primary only a couple hours after voting closed on Tuesday evening.

He started by thanking his wife Jamie and other supporters , but quickly switched to asking his supporters to strike a conciliatory, humble tone after the victory.

This is because he ran against fellow department member Maj. Jason Ashworth.

“I'm not looking for victory lap," Robinson said. "Starting tomorrow I want to bring this agency together and heal some wounds that are unfortunate, but we're gonna move past it. I need everyone, your help to do it.”

Robinson says if he wins in November, he wants to get back to relationship-based policing.

“ … where our office, our deputies know the people they police and the people they police, know them. It's very important to me and something we're going to make happen in 2023, if I'm successful.”

He’ll run against Republican Jeff Hales, a retired Evansville Police Department investigator in November.

Current Sheriff Dave Wedding is term-limited and cannot run again.

Maj. Jason Ashworth could not be reached for comment.

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Tim Jagielo
/
WNIN
Democratic candidate for Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson speaks to supporters following his victory over Jason Ashworth Tuesday, May 3. He urged his supporters to strike a conciliatory tone after the win.