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Victor Hill claims victory in Clayton Co. Sheriff runoff

9:54 PM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough and former Sheriff Victor Hill (Courtesy Clayton County Sheriff's Office)
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CLAYTON CO., Ga. -- Victor Hill claimed a tough runoff battle for Clayton County Sheriff Tuesday night.

The unofficial results had him leading 54% to 46% over incumbent Kem Kimbrough, with 98% of precincts reporting.

MORE | Complete election results

In a statement Tuesday Hill said, "Tonight, I am humbled by God and the support of the Clayton County voters and accept their will to serve once again, as Sheriff of Clayton County. I want to thank the many volunteers, advisers and friends that worked tirelessly over the last few months to make tonight's victory a reality. As promised, I want to advise those who prey on others by breaking into homes, robbing businesses and drug trafficking to stop or leave Clayton while you still can. Your presence is not wanted and your lawlessness will not be tolerated. I want to thank everyone once again. May God bless you all and may God bless Clayton County."

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