Dennis Quakenbush will soon be Hamilton County’s new sheriff.
Elected in the May 8 primary election, Quakenbush received 43.33 percent of the votes cast for the race, to fill the shoes of incumbent Sheriff Mark Bowen, who chose not to seek reelection.
He received 14,053 votes of the total 32,432 ballots cast in the race. Opponents Bill Clifford received 12,619 (38.91 percent), Eddie Moore 2,166 (6.68 percent), and Mitch Russell 3,594 (11.08 percent).
Quakenbush is a Cicero resident, is married with four sons and has served in law enforcement for the past 15 years with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, where he currently serves as captain of the patrol division.