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Lincoln County Lieutenant Schneider announces campaign for sheriffSubmitted: 02/20/2018
Lincoln County Lieutenant Schneider announces campaign for sheriff
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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lkimble@wjfw.com

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MERRILL - A 27-year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office hopes to become that department's next leader.  Lieutenant Ken Schneider announced his candidacy for Lincoln County Sheriff on Tuesday afternoon.

Current Sheriff Jeff Jaeger announced he would retire at the end of his term, which finishes in early 2019.  Jaeger has been sheriff for 11 years.

Schneider currently serves as senior patrol supervisor.  He started his career with the LCSO as a corrections officer.  In the past, Schneider supervised the Sheriff's Office detectives, telecommunications division, and was SWAT team supervisor.


In an email announcing his campaign, Schneider wrote he was born and raised on a dairy farm in Lincoln County. He graduated from Merrill High School in 1982. Schneider says he enjoys hunting, shooting sports, and car trips "across our great country."

"Being your sheriff has been a long time goal of mine and one that I have worked and trained for all my career," Schneider wrote. "It will be an honor to serve as your Sheriff."

Schneider is the first person to formally announce his campaign for Lincoln County Sheriff. Voters will choose a new sheriff in the fall general election on Nov. 6.

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