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Leinfelder to face Siegel in La Crosse County sheriff’s race

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Fritz Leinfelder is moving on from the Republican primary for sheriff of La Crosse County.

Leinfelder has spent all 29 years of his law enforcement career with La Crosse County’s sheriff’s office — the past 21 as an investigator.

Siegel (left), Leinfelder

Leinfelder took 72.07% of the vote in the county, winning 6,664-2,570 against Marte Peterson, who is a Patrol Captain with 22 years experience within the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office.

The win for Leinfelder sets up a November election with Investigative Captain John Siegel, who has spent 28 years in Law Enforcement.

Siegel did not have a primary, but did get 11,838 votes running unopposed.

The winner will replace Sheriff Jeff Wolf, who is retiring after one term and 34 years in law enforcement.

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