ENTERPRISE — Joel Fish has ousted incumbent Steve Rogers as Wallowa County sheriff.

Unofficial election results from the Oregon Secretary of State website show Fish has 56.4% of the total.

He has received 1,925 votes while Sheriff Steve Rogers is trailing by 632 votes.

The third candidate, challenger George Kohlhepp, received 193 votes or about 5.7%.

Almost 61% of Wallowa County’s 5,754 registered voters cast ballots, with 3,414 total votes so far in the sheriff race.

State elections rules state a candidate receiving more than 50% of the May primary vote will be the sole candidate to appear on the November ballot.

The preliminary vote count indicates Fish will be the only sheriff candidate on that ballot.

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