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Stacey Kincaid, a 26-year veteran of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department has won the Democratic nomination for the Fairfax County Sheriff’s race that will be held during the Nov. 5 general election.

On Tuesday evening, 956 people voted during a Democratic sheriff’s candidate caucus at W.T. Woodson High School, and when the votes were all counted, Kincaid had won the nomination with 605 votes to opponent Mark Sites’ 351.

“Mark ran a very straightforward campaign on the issues, but I feel that my message of fostering diversity within the department and moving the department forward really resonated with voters,” said Kincaid.

Kincaid’s name will now be placed on the Nov. 5 Democratic ticket in Fairfax County, alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, lieutenant governor candidate, Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), and attorney general candidate, Sen. Mark Herring (D-Loudoun).

Phone messages left Wednesday morning for Sheriff Mark Sites, who will continue to fill in as Sheriff until the November election, were not immediately returned. The Fairfax County Republican Committee said Wednesday that a Republican candidate for Fairfax County Sheriff has not yet been officially nominated.

“My message will remain the same,” Kincaid said about facing a potential Republican opponent. “Fostering diversity within the department and working collaboratively with the community have been my focus since day one, and they will continue to be. That message will not change.”

gmacdonald@fairfaxtimes.com