Glazier: Investigation Factored into Primary Results

Created: 08/13/2014 11:07 PM
By: John Doetkott

(ABC 6 News) -- The third place finisher in the Freeborn County sheriff’s race garnered perhaps the most attention of any candidate leading into Tuesday night’s primary. 

After allegations of misconduct were made against him, Dale Glazier, a Freeborn County deputy, was placed on paid administrative leave.

Glazier was placed on leave the same day he filed to run for sheriff, raising suspicions the move was political.

An investigation found no wrong-doing on Glazier's part, but he said he knows the ordeal still played a big factor in the race.

“We'll never know how much it affected the results,” Glazier said. “I believe it was a big factor because I know a lot of people talked about it, asked about it, so I know it was on the minds of most everybody we talked to."

Glazier said he was happy with how he performed, thanking his campaign team, and he said he still supports change in the department.