By Tim Kowols
Serving as Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle’s number two man the last three years gave Chief Deputy Pat McCarty the confidence he needed to launch his bid for the post over the weekend. McCarty waited until Delarwelle announced his non-candidacy and impending retirement before announcing his campaign, citing his respect for his colleague of the last 25 years. McCarty says school safety is one of the issues he would like to take on if elected.
The opioid epidemic and fiscal restraints are two other issues McCarty says the Door County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies across the state are facing.