5 Critical Questions is a Local 5 project providing voters an opportunity to learn more about what their candidates stand for. No pivoting, no arguing, just answers to questions you care most about.

5 Critical Questions: Brown County Sheriff’s Race

5 Critical Questions

5 Critical Questions: Brown County Sheriff’s Race


Todd Delain and Tim Thomas are running to become Brown County’s next Sheriff.

These are their 5 Critical Questions:

QUESTION 1: What are the key initiatives/issues in your campaign?

QUESTION 2: Overcrowding at the county jail is an ongoing concern. How do you plan to address it if elected?

QUESTION 3: Do you believe there is an opioid crisis in Brown County – and if so what would you do to address it?

QUESTION 4: School shootings around the nation have parents, school districts, and law enforcement agencies searching for ways to ensure schools are protected. So what do you believe should be done to keep kids safe?

QUESTION 5: With some 350 employees and an annual budget of $40 Million – what’s the number one challenge when it comes to managing the department.

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What is “5 Critical Questions”?

5 Critical Questions is a Local 5 project providing voters an opportunity to learn more about what their candidates stand for.

We look to do this when there are two remaining candidates for office either in a contested single party primary with no other party running – or a final election.

The digitally exclusive project is different to a traditional debate in a few ways: 

  1. Candidates are not in the same room when the questions are asked. This is important because it averts any kind of debate tactic, influence, drama, or digression from the issues.
  2. The two candidates answer the same exact five questions, asked in the exact same way. This allows the viewer to see clearly where the candidates stand on the issues that may decide their vote.
  3. Answers are not edited in any way. We ask candidates to limit their answers to three minutes and then we stand back until they’re finished. What you see online is word for word what the candidates told us.

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