Washington County Sheriff will not run for reelection

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Feb. 27, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt will not run for another term.

Schmidt is 54 years old and has been with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department for 28 years.

Schmidt started part time in 1989 and went to full time in 1991. Schmidt issued the statement below on Tuesday afternoon.


Schmidt said he has no plans just yet on what he will do after retirement.  His current term ends Jan. 4, 2019.


Asked if there were any interested candidates for the post currently within the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Schmidt said, “It shouldn’t be long before you get your answer.”






Schmidt’s last day will be January 2019.

Candidates who run for the post must collect 500 signatures. Those papers can be circulated starting in April.


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