August 9, 2017
Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Sheriff of Sawyer County

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment as sheriff in Sawyer County.

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff Mark Kelsey. The new sheriff will begin serving September 3rd and will complete a term ending January 7, 2019.
An applicant is not required to reside in Sawyer County at the time the appointment becomes effective.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following:

Online Application: found on Governor Walker’s website:

(On the right side, hover over “Contact” and then click on “Apply to Serve”)

If the online application is not functioning, please send a cover letter and resume to the email address below.


[email protected]

Applicants should outline in their cover letters what professional and academic experiences qualify them to be sheriff and describe their civic activities and community involvement. Application materials must be received no later than Friday, August 18, 2017. Potential applicants with questions about the appointments process may contact Dan Sievert at (608) 266-1212.


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