Gardner announces candidacy for Oneida County SheriffSubmitted: 10/09/2017
Gardner announces candidacy for Oneida County Sheriff
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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RHINELANDER - Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman will face competition from one of his officers if he chooses to run for sheriff again in 2018.

Sgt. Greg Gardner announced his candidacy for sheriff in a press release Monday afternoon.  Gardner is a 22-year veteran of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.  He also served four years as a military police officer in the U.S. Army.

Gardner describes himself as a lifelong Oneida County resident who "welcomes scrutiny and understands that he is responsible to the taxpayers of Oneida County."

In his career with Oneida County, which started in 1995, Gardner has been a deputy sheriff, detective sergeant, and sergeant. He was a field training officer and Special Response Team member.

Gardner currently serves as the liaison officer for the School District of Rhinelander. He is in his first year as school resource officer at Rhinelander High School. Gardner also teaches at Nicolet College's Law Enforcement Recruit Academy as an adjunct instructor.

"I have enjoyed a great career with Oneida County and I want our current and younger officers, along with all employees, to have the same great work experience that I was fortunate enough to have," Gardner said in his press release. "I look forward to working with the citizens of Oneida County, and listening to their concerns as well as ideas to improve the Sheriff's Office."

Gardner is the second candidate to formally announce his campaign. Oneida and Forest county Medical Examiner Larry Mathein announced his campaign about a week ago.

Hartman has not announced publicly whether he will run again next year.  Hartman was first elected sheriff in 2014 after Gov. Scott Walker appointed him in 2013.  Hartman replaced Sheriff Jeff Hoffman, who retired.

The election for sheriff is in November 2018.

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