Roanoke City Sheriff Tim Allen re-elected

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Democrat Tim Allen has been re-elected as Roanoke City Sheriff. He won with 61-percent of the vote.

Cheers rang out amongst supporters Tuesday night as they learned Allen learned would keep his job for another four years.

"I'm elated and excited about the victory and the opportunity to serve the citizens another four years," said Allen.

Allen had faced two other challengers but won with more than 13-thousand votes, double the amount of votes Republican candidate Mac Westland received, who finished in second place.

"I'm extremely humbled and truly thankful for all of the support of the Roanoke citizens, for their trust in me," said Allen.

He feels the hard work he and his supporters put in his campaign paid off.

"We had to mobilize a lot of people and get out and knock on a lot of doors."

Don Muse helped campaign for Allen.

"I've been in this city a long time and have campaigned for a lot of people, democrat, republicans, libertarians, when it is your time it is your time, it was time for Mr. Allen to win and he won fairly," said Muse.

Sheriff Allen says he is already looking forward to what's next.

"We are going to continue to work hard, we have a great staff, we have a lot of awesome people that work there for us, so we are going to continue to push forward."

Allen says some other goals include focusing on staff training and what the citizens want when it comes to public safety.