Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton loses big to Chris Quire in Democratic Primary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Franklin County Democratic voters are calling for new leadership at the sheriff's office as they have nominated a Frankfort police captain in Tuesday's primary.

Chris Quire has defeated Sheriff Pat Melton in the Democratic primary by more than 3300 votes. He received nearly two-thirds of the votes in the race.

There were no Republican candidates for Franklin County Sheriff.

Quire served as Frankfort police's public information officer until briefly before the primary to focus on his sheriff's candidacy.

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