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Published November 02, 2010, 11:24 PM

Erdman Becomes First Female Polk County Sheriff

Barb Erdman, 53, became the first female to win the Polk County Sheriff's seat Tuesday after beating challenger Jim Juve.

Barb Erdman, 53, became the first female to win the Polk County Sheriff's seat Tuesday after beating challenger Jim Juve.

With all precincts reporting, Erdman had 7,221 votes to Juve's 2,773 according to the county auditor's office.

Erdman will replace Sheriff Mark Letexier, who is stepping down after serving two four-year terms.

Erdman has been with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 23 years.

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