State Capitol Report: Most sheriffs unopposed in elections, School funding referendum results

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A shoulder patch shows the Dane County sheriff insignia. Michelle Johnson/WPR

Last week, 14 of 72 county sheriffs in Wisconsin had competition in the midterm elections. A Marshall Project reporter explains why sheriffs often run unopposed. Then, the state’s top education official talks about school districts seeking more funding through referendums.

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  • What role do sheriffs play in the midterm elections?

    Every four years, voters across Wisconsin pick their county sheriffs in the midterm elections. But last week, fewer than a quarter of seats were contested. We speak with a Marshall Project reporter on the elected position where candidates largely run unopposed.

  • How school referendums fared in midterm elections

    In the midterm elections, voters weighed in on 81 school district referendums. We speak with the state’s top education official about which referendums passed, which didn’t and what the election results mean for public schools in Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Maurice Chammah Guest
  • Jill Underly Guest

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