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Sheriff-elect tops off win by getting married

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Nancy Ortwerth had hardly gotten over the high of being elected Pierce County Sheriff when she and her fiancé flew off to Jamaica and got married.

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On Nov. 7, county voters chose the 40-year-old DARE officer over incumbent Sheriff Everett Muhlhausen by a vote of 7,832 to 6,108. On Nov. 25, she and Jason Hove were married.

"It's still hard to believe," she said of her election.

"I'm doing wonderful--I think," said Hove Friday, reacting to her whirlwind month.

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