He’s to Become First Black Oklahoma County Sheriff
Officer Tommie Johnson III a Republican, defeated Officer Wayland Cubit, the Democratic candidate, to become the next Oklahoma COunty sheriff. Officer Johnson, 31, will be county’s first Black sheriff.
He said he hopes and he hopes to sponsor a new generation of leadership focused on improving transparency , officer pay and community relations. ” My opponent waged a solid campaign and eve through our race was contentious, Wayland Cubit has my respect both as a man and an officer. I look forward to pioneering a new a new era in law enforcement, in which public safety and community respect go hand-in-hand.”
Officer Johnson, with the Norman Police Department, won more than 52 percent of the votes Tuesday, defeating Officer Cubit by more than 16,000 votes. Officer Johnson defeated incumbent Sherrif P.D. Taylor in a Republican runoff in June.
Officer Cubit, 51 is a longtime Oklahoma City police officer, who championed his decades of experience and past successes with the department. Officer Johnson has been an officer with the Norman Police Department since 2015 and campaigned on his ability to modernize the sheriff’s office while continuing to “respect the law” and engage the community in conversation