(editor's note: It appeared that Capt. Essick was coasting to a victory Tuesday night and avoiding a runoff for the position of sheriff.)
Capt. Mark Essick is the closest thing to an incumbent running in the Sonoma County Sheriff race. He told KRCB news director Steve Mencher what his current responsibilities are in the sheriff's department and how he will use lessons learned from the Andy Lopez shooting to improve the force.