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: Oconto County Sheriff’s Race

5 Critical Questions

5 Critical Questions: Oconto County Sheriff’s Race

Two members of the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, Todd Skarban and Ed Janke, are running to become the county’s next Sheriff.

These are their 5 Critical Questions:

QUESTION 1: What in your opinion is the number one crime related issue that needs an immediate plan of action from the next Sheriff?

QUESTION 2: With more than 60 employees and a budget of 7 million taxpayer dollars, what’s the number one challenge facing the next Oconto County Sheriff when it comes to management of the department and working with the county board?

QUESTION 3: How can the Sheriff have an impact on the opioid and drug problem in the county?

QUESTION 4: Tragic school shootings around the country have parents, school districts, and law enforcement agencies looking for ways to ensure their schools are always safe. So what plans do you have when it comes to school safety? What policies would you enact and why?

QUESTION 5: This election has two dedicated law enforcement officers from within the sheriff’s department competing directly against each other. Elections sometime cause hard feelings and sides are chosen. If elected sheriff, how will you move the department forward?

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 five 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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