John Siegel launches bid for La Crosse County sheriff

Sheriff Jeff Wolf is not seeking re-election

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Another candidate has officially entered the race for La Crosse County sheriff.

John Siegel, who kicked off his campaign Thursday, has served in law enforcement for 28 years.

The investigations captain for the sheriff’s department, Siegel said he is running as a Democrat.

Siegel says he isn’t looking for change, but to improve.

“Our rural areas are continuing to grow. We have housing additions outside of Holmen, outside of West Salem. They want to have more presence, so figuring out how can we have that presence for them. Make sure that they feel safe,” Siegel said.

Siegel joins fellow Investigator Fritz Leinfelder and patrol Capt. Marte Peterson in the race to replace Sheriff Jeff Wolf, who is not seeking re-election.

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