Decision 2022: Sherri Heichelbech wins Spencer Co. Sheriff race

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Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 6:16 PM CST
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SPENCER CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Spencer County has a new sheriff in town.

Sherri Heichelbech has beat incumbent Kelli Reinke.

The race is the only sheriff race in the Tri-State where both candidates are women.

Reinke was the first woman elected as sheriff in Spencer County.

Now that she’s won, Heichelbech’s says she’s going to take the first thirty days of office to plan.

“It’s just, its unreal,” says Heichelbech. “It’s magical. The idea that I’m going to be the Sheriff of Spencer County come January 1, its just incredible.”

Heichelbech defeated incumbent Kelli Reinecke, who has held the office of Sheriff for the past three years.