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VIDEO | Rebroadcast of swearing-in ceremony for Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis

Jan. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was a family affair Thursday night at the Old Washington County Courthouse as Martin Schulteis took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 47th Sheriff of Washington County, WI.

Swearing-in ceremony for Martin Schulteis

Schulteis follows in the footsteps of his father, Robert, who was Sheriff in Washington County from

“I beat the incumbent Clarence Schwartz,” said Robert Schulteis, 76. “This January it will be 30 years.”

Schulteis family

Schwartz was Washington County Sheriff for 16 years, followed by Robert Schulteis and then Jack Theusch was elected Sheriff in 1996.

Theusch died of a heart attack in the middle of his third term April 8, 2003.

Brian Rahn was appointed Sheriff by Governor Jim Doyle and then Dale Schmidt ran against Rahn and won.

Schmidt announced his retirement in February 2018 and now another Schulteis is taking over as Washington County Sheriff.

“I was surprised that he ran but he did a good job,” said Robert Schulteis.

The swearing-in ceremony began with a benediction and opening prayer from Rev. Jacob Strand.

Lt. Col. Daniel Schulteis, USAF, MC presided over the oath of office.

Schulteis will take office Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.


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