This morning the Orange County Board of Supervisors selected Retired LA County Sheriff’s Department Division Chief Sandra Hutchens as Orange County Sheriff. Good luck Sheriff Hutchens, and congratulations Chief Walters.
Initially, the board decided to take a poll to see who has the greatest amount of support so that the Board might make their final selection unanimous, or at least close to unanimous. Norby was clearly in support for Walters in the poll. Moorhach & Nguyen for Hutchens, Campbell for Walters and Bates for Hutchens.Ã‚Â
Given that Hutchens won the straw poll, Norby and Campbell offered their congratulations to Hutchens. Final Vote : 3-2 Hutchens
Special thanks to Martin Wisckol at Total Buzz for the final tally info. The internet feed crashed (too many viewers) before Supervisor Bates voted in the straw poll.
UPDATE: Peggy Lowe has transcribed her post BOS vote Q&A with Chief Hutchens on Total Buzz HERE.