Sahrbeck, Joyce win Cumberland County posts

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PORTLAND — Incumbent Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce and district attorney candidate Jonathan Sahrbeck were elected Tuesday in uncontested races.

Democrat Joyce faced no opposition seeking his third, four-year term to lead the Sheriff’s Office, which also operates the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. Sahrbeck, an independent and assistant district attorney, will succeed Republican Stephanie Anderson, who has been the county district attorney for 28 years.

Sahrbeck became the last man standing in the race last week after Democrat Jon Gale withdrew following allegations of sexual harassment while he was employed at Unum almost two decades ago. Republican Randall Bates withdrew from the race in September.

Sahrbeck, a Cape Elizabeth resident, has also served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts and York County. He presently leads the Cumberland County Human Trafficking Unit.