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Gov: Waushara County sheriff resigns


MADISON (WAOW) – Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is accepting applications to replace Waushara County Sheriff David Peterson, who began working for the agency in 1977.

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the forthcoming resignation,” Walker said in a statement.

Peterson declined comment Tuesday other than what Walker said in the statement, according to a dispatcher for the sheriff's department in Wautoma.

Peterson, a Republican, joined the sheriff's department in 1977, according to Waushara County Clerk Melanie Stake. He was a lieutenant in the department when he was elected sheriff in 2002 and he was re-elected in 2006 and 2010, Stake said.

Walker said Peterson's replacement will serve out a term that expires in January 2015.

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