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ELECTION 2020: Wolfe cites experience in race for re-election as Malheur sheriff

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe is seeking re-election on the Nov. 3, 2020, ballot. (Enterprise file photo)

VALE – Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe is a busy man.

On a Wednesday weeks ahead of voting in the two-candidate sheriff race, Wolfe said he was juggling a Zoom meeting about “the crisis related to homelessness” and meetings with state Rep. Mark Owens (R-Crane) and a high-intensity drug trafficking program, along with “everyday-type stuff.”

For Wolfe, who has been in office for over nine years, those tasks could include fulfilling any one of 60 state statutes that list duties of the sheriff.

The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office oversees a criminal division - “the men and women running up and down the road, the ones investigating crimes” ­- a dispatch center and the jail, said . . .