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Dane Co. Sheriff Dave Mahoney announces run for re-election

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney announced in a news release Monday he is running for a third term in November.

“Working together, we’ve improved public safety, cracked down on drunken driving, and eliminated overcrowding in the jail,” Mahoney said in the release.

Mahoney won a second term in 2010, getting more than 70% of the vote.

Echoing comments he made last Friday, the day after investigators say a man with a history of mental illness beat two people and stabbed two deputies before being fatally shot, Mahoney focused on mental illness in his campaign announcement.

"We must find cost-effective ways to adequately and humanely house inmates with mental illness in our jail," Mahoney said. "And we must continue to work with all partners to combat the ever-increasing, deadly heroin and opiate epidemic.”


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