There’s a new sheriff in town, starting Tuesday in La Crosse County.
John Siegel is being sworn in as the newly elected sheriff, succeeding retiring Sheriff Jeff Wolf. Siegel has been captain of investigations for the county, and won a close race against Fritz Leinfelder in November.
When he launched his campaign in April, Siegel said he hoped to increase the public presence of sheriff’s officers. S
Also on Tuesday, Derrick Van Orden will join other newly-elected House members in Washington, as the 118th Congress begins its work.
Van Orden won the November election to succeed retiring Congressman Ron Kind, whom he challenged in the 2020 race in the 3rd District.
The former Navy SEAL will be the first Republican to represent the district since 1996, when Steve Gunderson left office after eight terms and Kind was first elected.