LISTEN: Republican Candidates for Woodbury County Sheriff
When Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew announced plans to retire at the end of the year two Republican candidates said they want the job. There is currently no Democrat running for the office. However, the Democratic Party has until August to nominate a candidate for sheriff through a special convention.
The primary race is between retired Sioux City Police Officer Chad Sheehan and Todd Wieck a major with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office. The two men will face off in a primary election on Tuesday, June 2nd against Todd Wieck.
Both men are natives of Sioux City and graduates of East High School. The candidates talked to Siouxland Public Media about their goals and qualifications for the office.
Chad Sheehan spent 23-years as an officer before retiring in 2016. He currently runs a training business to help protect people from violence at school or in the workplace.
Todd Wieck started his career with the Woodbury County Sherriff’s Office as a jailor almost 30-years ago and has worked as a supervisor or administrator in every department of the Sherriff’s Office.