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Election 2022: Hofer, a police officer and candidate for Wadena County sheriff, is backing a fellow candidate

The race for Wadena County Sheriff includes incumbent Mike Carr Jr., Milo Scott and Jason Hofer.

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Wadena Police Officer Jason Hofer
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WADENA — While you'll have three candidates to choose from on the Aug. 9 primary ballot for Wadena County Sheriff, one of the candidates is now backing another.
Wadena police officer Jason Hofer said Tuesday, Aug. 2, he is putting his support behind fellow candidate and co-worker Milo Scott.
All three candidates including, current Sheriff Mike Carr, Jr., Scott and Hofer were given a questionnaire from the Wadena Pioneer Journal to fill out prior to the primary election. Carr and Scott responded with answers. Hofer instead decided he's giving his support to Scott.
Both Scott and Hofer are longtime Wadena Police Officers.
Consider this turn of events as you head to the polls on primary day, Tuesday, Aug. 9. This primary is used to narrow the field to two candidates. They will then face off at the general election in November.

Two officers have emerged for the Wadena County Sheriff seat.
Find all of our coverage of the 2022 election here

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