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After Years Of Early Campaigning, It’s Official: Schwing Vs. McHenry For Sheriff

Posted On January 16, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

Brad Schwing, pictured with his wife and daughter, after filing for election at the Dearborn County Clerk of Courts office Tuesday, January 16. Photo provided.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – While neither candidate has been particularly shy about their intentions for a year or more, the race for Dearborn County sheriff now officially includes two.

On Tuesday, sheriff’s deputy Brad Schwing confirmed his declarations of candidacy for the Republican primary. He is the second Republican to file behind Dearborn County Commissioner Shane McHenry, who turned in his declaration on the first day of candidate filing last Wednesday.

Schwing, a lifetime resident of the county, said he has been bringing attention to the issues Dearborn County residents are most concerned about since he first decided to run for office in 2015.

“I am in constant contact with the citizens of Dearborn County listening to their concerns and hopes for change. As the most qualified candidate, I have dedicated myself to uniting citizens with law enforcement to pave the way for a safer and brighter Dearborn County in years to come,” Schwing said.

It is possible that other candidates may still enter the sheriff’s race representing either party. Candidate filing in Indiana continues until noon on Friday, February 9.

The Indiana Primary election will take place Tuesday, May 8.

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