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Schneider plans to keep Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on similar track after election winSubmitted: 08/15/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Schneider plans to keep Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on similar track after election win
MERRILL - Expect the new Lincoln County Sheriff's Office to run much like how the current one does.

Ken Schneider won the Republican race for sheriff in Lincoln County Tuesday night. He won't face a Democratic challenger.

Schneider plans to keep leading like the retiring sheriff, Jeff Jaeger.

"I think the voters came out and showed their support for the sheriff's office," Jaeger said. "The fact that they wanted it to continue to move in a positive direction, I think they voted for that last night."


Schneider beat Merrill police officer Pete Borchardt by more than 400 votes.

He said he couldn't have had a successful campaign without the help of his supporters, especially Jaeger.

"He's been training me for a number of years and he was there to talk to. He was there with his support. He was there as my treasurer. He really helped me out in this election," Schneider said.

Schneider plans to make minor organizational changes within the department.

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