Jeff Mann re-elected as DeKalb County sheriff

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann won a four-year term on Tuesday. KDJOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

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DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann won a four-year term on Tuesday. KDJOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

Voters re-elected DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann on Tuesday, giving him a full four-year term after he first won office in a special election two years ago.

Mann, a Democrat, defeated Harold Dennis, a Republican business owner.

Mann, an attorney who has worked in the sheriff's office since 2001, was originally elected in a July 2014 special election against Vernon Jones. Mann was chief deputy under former Sheriff Thomas Brown and took over as sheriff earlier in 2014 after Brown resigned to run for Congress

Mann overcame four Democratic opponents in the May primary election before facing Dennis in the general election.

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