In less than two weeks we will be asked to make some important choices in the upcoming election − the next U.S. senator, Wisconsin governor, Monroe County sheriff and more. Hopefully we will each take a few minutes of our day to get out and VOTE!

The sheriff position has a Democrat and Republican running, but the party affiliation really doesn't mean too much. It's the person who fills the office that we should be concerned with. Jeff Schwanz graduated from Tomah High School, joined the Army for a tour, came back to Tomah and worked at the Veterans Administration hospital for 40 years on the psych ward as an aide and after retiring from the VA started working at the Monroe County jail as a transport officer and then jailer. The administration was so pleased with how Jeff handled tough situations that they asked him to become a jailer and sent him to a lengthy jailer class.

Jeff is an expert at resolving bad situations that arise.  He knows how to organize and get things done. Jeff has been witness to and heard many of the problems that go on in the jail with both inmates and personnel. Jeff is willing to take on a very difficult job, not to just add another feather to his cap, but because he truly cares about how the entire sheriff department runs. This would be a crowning achievement for a man who has spent his entire adult life trying to help others.

Again folks, remember Jeff Schwanz on election day for Monroe County sheriff.

Jack Welcher,


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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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