Leavenworth County Sheriff Zoellner not seeking re-election; Capt. Dedeke files for seat

February 9, 2012

A longtime member of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office looks to replace another longtime member of the department in its top position.

Leavenworth County Sheriff Dave Zoellner is not planning to run for a third term, but Capt. Andy Dedeke, who has worked in the department for 20 years, plans to run for the position. He filed Wednesday, County Clerk Janet Klasinski confirmed Thursday.

Dedeke, 41, started with the department in 1992 as a deputy in the jail division.

The captain said that Zoellner is "supportive of me running."

Zoellner has worked in the department for 43 years.

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