February 12, 2016

Shawano County voters get Bieber fever

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Shawano County’s two-term sheriff has lost his job to a police officer who shares a last name with a pop star who’s had a few run-ins with law enforcement. The city of Shawano made the difference to Adam Bieber, who beat Sheriff Randy Wright by 228 votes in Tuesday’s primary.

Bieber won the City of Shawano by 41 votes. It was too close for comfort until the end for Bieber, winning Wards 5 and 6 by 9 votes and Wards 7 and 8 by just 6 votes. Bieber also won Wards 1 and 2 by 52 votes, 3 and 4 by 29 votes and Wards 9 and 10 by 19 votes. Wright won Wards 11 and 12 by 74 votes.

Bieber – who will run uncontested in the November general election – indicated surprise that sharing a last name with singer Justin Bieber gave his campaign attention beyond northeastern Wisconsin, including from celebrity news site TMZ.

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