Jim Kowalczyk wins reelection as Chippewa County Sheriff

(WQOW) – In the race for Chippewa County Sheriff, the man who was first elected in 1996 was facing a challenge from a local officer.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk will serve another four-year term, defeating Republican challenger Travis Hakes. Kowalczyk picked up 15,116 votes compared to 12,367 for Hakes, a 55%-45% win.

Kowalczyk is the longest serving sheriff in the county’s history and has worked in Chippewa since 1978.

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