Mathein Decides To Return To Sheriff's Race As Write-In

Oct 9, 2018

Larry Mathein
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A former Oneida County Sheriff's Department candidate has decided to try again, this time as a write-in. Larry Mathein was one of three Republican candidates vying for the Sheriff's job in August. He lost by 21 points to incumbent Sheriff Grady Hartman.

He recently announced on his Facebook page that he would be running as a write-in candidate for the position.  Mathein was investigated by the Vilas County Sheriff's Department for allegedly illegally signing a death certificate, but no charges were filed. Mathein resigned from his post as Oneida-Forest Counties Medical Examiner in late August.

He and fellow Republican Greg Gardner were defeated in the August primary.

Hartman is the only Republican on the Sheriff's ballot. There are no Democrats running. Constitution Party candidate Tom Wakely is also on the ballot.. Mathein has until just before the election to become a certified write-in candidate.