Winona County Sheriff Not Running for Re-Election

Updated: 05/19/2014 10:57 PM
Created: 05/19/2014 10:50 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- The only current sheriff in our area to announce they won't re-run at this point, is Winona County's Dave Brand.

Sheriff Brand's been in law enforcement for 44 years, the last 16 of those as sheriff, and he's ready to retire. The sheriff is happy to say he's completed all the goals he's set, like securing take home cars for officers and saving money on in-house training. But most importantly, he says he'll miss serving the people of Winona County.

“I've enjoyed every bit of it and it's been a hard discussion of what I want to do, whether I want to run another term or not, but I think I know I need to spend more time with my grandkids and my wife,” said Sheriff Dave Brand, Winona County.

Brand says the decision was made easier knowing good people want the position. His longtime Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude announced he'll run for sheriff. He’s challenging another longtime deputy and outgoing St. Charles Mayor Bill Spitzer.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand
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