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Lombardo, Burns move on in race for Clark County sheriff

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Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo talks to the media during a June 9, 2014, press conference. (FOX5) Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo talks to the media during a June 9, 2014, press conference. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

It was the primary election race that may have had the most eyes on it Tuesday night. Nine candidates vied to take over for outgoing Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, who decided not to seek re-election.

Only Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who was endorsed by Gillespie, and former Metro Capt. Larry Burns have moved on to the general election in November.

Former Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody came in a distant third.

Former Constable Robert "Bobby G" Gronauer was also among those running for sheriff.

Either Lombardo or Burns will oversee a $500 million budget and more than 2,000 officers spread throughout Southern Nevada.

Most of the candidates suspended campaign operations this week in the wake of Sunday's shooting, which claimed the lives of two Las Vegas police officers and a citizen.

Lombardo hosted a small gathering at Mastrioni's restaurant in Summerlin on Tuesday to thank supporters. He said the results of the primary election show that people have heard his message.

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