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Parks puts name in hat for vacant Sheriff position

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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -  Marathon County is currently without a sheriff, as Randy Hoenisch has retired. Governor Scott Walker has requested interested law enforcement leaders to apply for the position. Many people have asked, “What about Chief Deputy Scott Parks?”  His answer:  "Yes, I intend to submit my name for the process."

When asked why would he want to become the sheriff, Parks says there’s some things he would like to accomplish in the department.  "I've been with the department for 33 years, and have been the Chief Deputy for the department since 2007.  There's some things I would like to see accomplished here, and one of the best ways to do that would be to become sheriff."

Whoever is appointed sheriff will complete Hoenisch’s term, which lasts until January 5th of 2015.

Application materials must be received by the Governor’s office no later than 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013.


The following information is from Governor Scott Walker's office for potential applicants:

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit the following:Cover Letter, Resume, & Application, all found on Governor Walker’s website: www.walker.wi.gov.(Select the “Apply to Serve” tab at the top of the page and then select the Sheriff/Coroner tab) http://www.walker.wi.gov/Default.aspx?Page=a6f20555-2d90-407d-9467-4b535667361f

Completed application materials should be submitted by email to govappointments@wisconsin.govor by mail to: Office of the Governor, Attention: Eric Esser, Director of Gubernatorial Appointments at Post Office Box 7863, 115 East, State Capitol, Madison, WI 53707-7863

Applicants should outline in their cover letters what professional and academic experiences qualify them to be sheriff and describe their civic activities and community involvement. Application materials must be received no later than 8:00 am on Friday, April 12, 2013. Potential applicants with questions about the appointments process may contact Eric Esser at 608-266-1212.