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.

Helping Voters Decide Calumet County Sheriff’s Race With “5 Critical Questions”

5 Critical Questions

Voters in Calumet County will likely decide next week who their next sheriff will be. And before you vote – hear straight from the two Republican candidates their stand on the issues in a Local 5 project called “5 Critical Questions.”

Two men with decades of experience in law enforcement are running against each other to replace the outgoing sheriff. Both are Republicans in this primary election – without any Democratic candidates. So how will they keep Calumet County taxpayers safe if elected?  You can take a listen – as they answer “5 Critical Questions.”

Mark Wiegert has spent the last 25 years working for the sheriff’s department. He’s currently a lieutenant in charge of managing the jail and detective unit.  

Jeff Hebl has worked the last 26 years in New Holstein in law enforcement.  He is a captain for that city’s police department and also serves as the city’s emergency management director.

Both men recently sat down to answer questions regarding crime and crime prevention, the possibility of a new jail, and a growing opioid crisis.

“I’ll take ownership of the sheriff’s department and try to provide the safest working environment for the deputies, corrections staff, everybody. Nobody within any agency is more important than the other,” said Hebl.

“I have a distinct advantage in knowing what the drug unit is about, what the detective unit is, what corrections is about. Other candidates can’t say that. They haven’t done that,” Wiegert said.

The candidate’s full unedited responses to those questions can be found on our website – Wearegreenbay.com.

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