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Why are we paying Marathon County Sheriff?

After reading the article in the Wausau Daily Herald about Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch and his lack of work hours logged, makes me wonder if this isn't just another government position that isn't needed?

It may sound ridiculous at first, but, if you have a Sheriff that is only working 22 hours in 6 months, I don't think the position is needed. How is this even possible? I thought the Sheriff would have much more responsibility and need to actually be present for work.

I understand that more than likely, the reason for the lack of hours is due to the Sheriff's wife, Kim Hoenisch, having been charged with criminal acts and removed from her probation officer position, but I think he still needs to be attending work. Many people in this country have to deal with similar situations in their families and they can't just not go to work for 6 months.

Is there a reason why he isn't going to work? Is he involved with the drug activity that his wife has been convicted of? Why isn't he addressing the public, he is an elected official? I would think he would be speaking out, possibly apologizing for his wife, or giving some explanation of his actions.

As the article explains, there is no easy way to remove him from office, but, maybe the People need to call for his resignation. A taxpayer funded job of close to $100,000 a year and he has worked less than 3 full days in 6 months time. Anyone else would definitely be fired.

Referenced article - http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20130220/WDH0101/302200234/Dail...




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