Six GOP candidates run for two sheriffs' offices, other primary elections on Tuesday

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) Residents in several of our hometowns will be heading to the voting booths for the local primary election on June 11.

There are two sheriffs races that a lot of people are keeping an eye on this year. Both Bedford and Botetourt counties have three Republican candidates vying for the badge.

Kent Robey, Mike Miller, and David Wells are running for the Republican bid in Bedford County.

Jeff Stritesky, Matt Ward, and Mike Vineyard are the GOP front runners for sheriff in Botetourt.

Some are running their campaigns on experience. Others emphasize their desire to crack down on opioid use in the area. Still others say community outreach is key.

The House of Delegates race is also a big deal in three districts. GOP candidates are gunning for the bid in the 5th, 20th, and 23rd Districts.

Israel O'Quinn and Michael Osborne hope to the GOP nominee for the the 5th district which is Galax, Grayson County, and Smythe County.

In the 20th District, Dave Bourne and John Avoli hope to represent Nelson and Highland Counties.

In the 23rd District, Ron Berman, Turner Perro, and Wendell Walker are hoping to be the GOP representative for Lynchburg, Bedford County, and Amherst County.

The winners of Tuesday's primary election will go on to face the democratic and/or independent nominees in November.

WDBJ7 will also be tracking the Roanoke City Clerk of Court race, the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors race for the Blue Ridge District, and the Botetourt County Commissioner of Revenue race.

To find out where you need to go to vote, click here. Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.