More than 52,000 Wright County residents – out of the about 78,000 registered to vote as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 – cast a ballot in the race for Wright County Sheriff.
In the end, it appears that former WCSO investigator and captain Sean Deringer has outlasted fellow Wright County deputy Mike Kaczmarek to succeed St. Michael’s Joe Hagerty as the top officer in the sheriff’s office.
Deringer received 26,823 votes, unofficially, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, or 50.9 percent of the vote. That’s about 1,150 more than Kaczamarek, who wound up with 48.7 percent. The margin could trigger a recount, but should hold for Deringer.
Wright County Commission
Longtime St. Michael business owner and Wright County Commission District 3 incumbent Mark Daleiden held off a challenge from Chuck Schauss in that election. Daleiden received 62 percent of the more than 8,000 votes cast in that race with all five precincts reporting.
In Buffalo, author Christine Husom earned the seat in District 1, where she took 65 percent of the nearly 11,000 votes cast. She cruised by challenger Victor Florell.