Hennepin County deputies endorse Rich Stanek's opponent by nearly 8-to-1 margin

Categories: Elections, Police
RichStanek.jpg
Rich Stanek
Hennepin County deputies want a new boss.
If Rich Stanek wins a third term as Hennepin County Sheriff, he'll do so without the support of his deputies.

Yesterday, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies Association announced it's overwhelmingly supporting the candidacy of Minneapolis Police Assistant Chief Eddie Frizell, who is running to take Stank's job.

See also:
Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek to kids: Don't do drugs, ice fish instead!

The association's vote was announced on Facebook:



We called Stanek himself for comment this morning. Given our critical coverage of his work over the years, you won't be surprised to learn he didn't have much to say to us, though he did mention he's "been endorsed by police and fire and labor across the board."
frizellcandidate.jpg
Eddie Frizell
 

The deputies "have a contract out and want more, but they're going to have to take that up with the country board and not the sheriff," Stanek added.

Stanek referred any further questions to his campaign communications guy. We attempted to ask him one last thing about whether he was denied the Deputies Association's endorsement in either of his previous campaigns, but he stopped us short.

"Did you hear me? I don't think you heard me?" Stanek said. (In fairness, he did so in a calm tone and called us back later to provide the pertinent phone number. The spokesperson hasn't yet returned our voicemail.)

In response to the endorsement news, Stanek's campaign released the following statement to Fox 9:
The election this fall will give everyone who lives in Hennepin County the chance to decide who is the best person to be sheriff. We respect everyone who is involved in this process and strongly believe that Sheriff Rich Stanek's outstanding record clearly makes him the best person to continue to keep people safe across Hennepin County.
Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.






Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
19 comments
Jason A Lee
Jason A Lee

Trusting anything they say is a mistake.

Jason A Lee
Jason A Lee

Cops kill innocent people everyday in this country.

Bil Thorne
Bil Thorne

His detention deputies had a vote of no confidence on him several years ago as well

Shawn Laughton
Shawn Laughton

Lol that's almost as a good idea as electing Hilary

David Swift
David Swift

I think they should keep that ban, and ban all officers from carrying guns too.

Shawn Laughton
Shawn Laughton

And while your at it lift the stupid tattoo ban you got so some us who are qualified can get a job with you.

kerrymaranto
kerrymaranto

Start working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. 


Check Freely..... w­w­­w­.­m­o­n­e­y­k­i­n.­C­ℴ­M

Cat Lemke
Cat Lemke

This guy knows what to do - just like NYC, get more officers out of their cars and onto the street.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

Does Frizell understand the difference between correlation and causation? I know Rich doesn't - at least according to his remarks regarding the cessation of pot prohibition - it would be a step in the right direction if our sheriff had a cursory grasp of the tenants of science and statistics.

WilliamJ83
WilliamJ83

I bet ol' Rupar is about to be paid a visit by the HC Sheriff's department. #BlanketParty

Terri McGinley
Terri McGinley

I had to laugh while reading the article at the perhaps Freudian perhaps intentional typo making his name Stank. lol

wade50
wade50

Amazing the fawning media coverage Stanek gets...Only guy who comes close is Joe Mansky (Ramsey County Elections Bureau)

SayNoToStanek
SayNoToStanek

Stanek has been a master at feeding from the public trough, and stroking his own ego in the process. The fact that the people who work for him don't respect him enough to endorse him is a rather damning statement. But Frizell has a tough battle, too many people will vote for the name they know, even though they know how pompous and self-serving Stanek is.

Dog Gone
Dog Gone topcommenter

http://news.yahoo.com/online-rants-rightwing-extremism-fuel-fears-for-us-cops-225012920.html

Sure looks like Stanek has it in for bloggers; seriously, THIS is your greatest fear?

"Rich Stanek, who chairs the National Sheriffs’ Association Homeland Security Committee, said he proudly protects constitutional rights, but he worries social networking gives radicals such as Miller a false sense of recognition.

“They can post, blog and do so freely and anonymously without any accountability whatsoever,” said Stanek, sheriff of Hennepin County in Minnesota.
“That’s the single greatest concern that faces our deputies today,” Stanek said."

Sounds like a really POOR set of job priorities to me.

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...