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Eyewitness Morning News continues the series of interviews with the candidates running for Orleans Parish Sheriff by welcoming the incumbent, Marlin Gusman, who is seeking his 3rd term, while enduring controversies over the condition of his office, and parish prison.

Sheriff Gusman is 58-years-old, a New Orleans native, with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Loyola Law School. He worked as the former Chief Administrative Officer for the city of New Orleans, before being elected to City Council, and then Sheriff in 2004.

Thursday morning the Eyewitness Morning News will talk to the final candidate in the Orleans Sheriff race, Ira Thomas.

Early voting continues all this week for the February 1 elections, with voting available at three locations during the week, as well as the new location at Veterans and West End Boulevards, although that location is open only on Saturday. Click here for more information and a sample ballot.

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