- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The field of candidates running in a special election to finish the remainder of a former Tulsa County sheriff’s term has been whittled down to 10.

Former Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s was investigated after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man. Glanz resigned Nov. 1.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1mcST6A ) reports that candidates Erich Richter, Arthur Jackson and Henry Jones were removed from the ballot Thursday after hearings. Jackson and Jones were challenged under a statute requiring candidates running for sheriff to be current certified peace officers in heavily populated counties.

Richter was challenged after the newspaper revealed he had switched party affiliation twice in about two months before filing to run for sheriff. Statutes say a candidate must be registered with a political party six months before filing for office.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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