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.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Race: 5 Critical Questions

5 Critical Questions

Voters in Brown County decide next week who their next sheriff will be. And before you vote – you can learn much more about the two candidates in a Local 5 project called “5 Critical Questions.”

Tim Thomas is a Democrat and started his career at the sheriff’s office in 1991.  He’s currently a Circuit Court traffic sergeant, but has also served as a sergeant for the jail, investigation and patrol divisions.  

Todd Delain, a Republican, began working for the sheriff’s office in 1996. The last seven years he’s been the second in command, working as the chief deputy, under the sheriff.  He’s also worked as a patrol sergeant, an undercover agent for the Drug Task Force and a member of the Brown County SWAT Team.

Both men recently sat down to answer 5 critical questions, regarding issues like jail overcrowding, managing a $40 million budget and dealing with a growing opioid crisis.

“I’m a strong supporter of our treatment courts, specifically our heroin and drug courts which is a way to really guide them to treatment and recovery, but also protects the public,” said Delain.

“We need to work better within the divisions of our department and other agencies to communicate better. We have a drug unit that works very hard at stopping these things, but more people on the same page would help,” Thomas said.

The candidates’ entire, unedited responses to our 5 critical questions can be found on Wearegreenbay.com.

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