Six candidates are in the running to replace Santa Cruz County Sheriff Antonio Estrada, who is retiring after seven terms in office.

Four candidates – Keith Barth, Rafael Corrales, David Hathaway and David Ruiz – are running as Democrats, and will be on the ballot for that party’s primary, to be decided on Aug. 4. The winner will advance to face Independent candidates Joe Agosttini and Andrew Ibarra in the general election, to be decided on Nov. 3.

The Nogales International recently interviewed the six candidates via telephone. Candidates were asked to submit a sidebar questionnaire and a photo prior to the interview. Then during the interview itself, they were given one minute to answer each question. The questions were not provided in advance.

Some of their answers have been paraphrased or edited for clarity or space.

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