FDL County Sheriff Mick Fink Will Not Seek Another Term

Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink will not be running for a fourth term in office. Fink filed non-candidacy papers with the County Clerk’s Office on Wednesday. He will be retiring next January after 37 years with the department, the last 12 years as Sheriff. Fink says the last four years was about giving his young staff time to get ready for a transition. He says, “The management staff there they were pretty young and they had said give us four more years. My thought was if I can be there help to cultivate the young leaders and each and every day that has gone by since I was elected I push a little bit more and more.” Fink says his best day on the job was when he became a patrolman, but he has enjoyed serving as Sheriff. He says, “It’s been great. I can’t tell you enough. I’m a kid from North Fond du Lac. It’s been an honor to be able to serve this county.” Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Norton has announced he will run for Sheriff and County Clerk Lisa Freiberg tells us Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt has filled out financial paperwork to run for Sheriff.