Hutchinson talks about his plans for taking over the office, why he thinks he won and what he’s heard from his opponent Rich Stanek.
Meanwhile, voters in Minnesota’s most populous county elect two political newcomers over longtime incumbents, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.
The race between incumbent Sheriff Rich Stanek and challenger Dave Hutchinson has also raised broader questions, like how does a sheriff balance the interests of a predominantly urban, progressive county in the age of Trump?
A speech Stanek gave at the Republican Party of Minnesota’s state convention last month seemed calibrated to indicate his interest in running for the state’s top job in 2018.
With Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Eddie Frizell challenging incumbent Sheriff Rich Stanek, the election represents the first time voters have had a real chance to vote on Stanek’s job performance.
A bipartisan push to crack down on government abuse of citizen data must overcome concerns from state agencies.
WASHINGTON —The Hennepin County Sheriff met with Vice President Biden and repeated his call for stronger background checks for gun buyers.