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Matt McFarlin

Sheriff deputy and member of the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown is up for re-election, and two lieutenants have stepped up to challenge him.

Will there be a new sheriff in town?

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown is up for re-election, and two lieutenants have stepped up to challenge him.

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