Stacey Kincaid elected as Fairfax County's first female sheriff


(WJLA) - For the first time in its 271-year history, Fairfax County will have a female sheriff.

Stacey Kincaid was elected as the county's new sheriff on Tuesday night by a wide margin, defeating Bryan Wolfe by nearly 44,000 votes.

Kincaid's official campaign website touts community service, diversity and collaboration as major focal points of what she hopes to do as the county's new sheriff.

"I'm looking forward to moving our agency forward, not only as the first woman but also as the only person on the ticket who has any experience with the sheriff's department," Kincaid told the Washington Post after winning the race.

She has been working in a variety of capacities with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Department since 1987.

Kincaid will replace Mark Sites as the county's sheriff.