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Published April 13, 2011, 07:49 PM

Incumbent Sheriff Wild Wins Recall Election

Nord: 'My rights were violated'
A recall election for Sheriff of Walsh county Tuesday ended the same way as the general election in November. Incumbent Sheriff Lauren Wild won the special election with 1,758 votes.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

A recall election for Sheriff of Walsh county Tuesday ended the same way as the general election in November.

Incumbent Sheriff Lauren Wild won the special election with 1,758 votes.

Former deputy Ron Nord received 1,257 votes and retired chief deputy Bob Thomas had 484.

Wild will keep his badge for another four years, winning 50 percent of the votes in Tuesday's special recall election.

"I'm very, very happy with the outcome. It's done," Wild said.

The special election came about after people gathered enough signatures for a recall of Wild after he fired the deputy Ron Nord, who ran against his boss Sheriff Wild in the November 2nd election.

"The way the feelings were running, there was so much dissension, and just bad vibes," Wild said.

Wild said Nord had spread lies about him during the campaign that included that Wild had health problems, and had future plans to run for political office. Nord maintains he has always told the truth.

"I ran on my own merits. I have nothing to be ashamed of, nothing that I did or said. I can hold my head proud. I slept fine every night. I have had many people throughout Walsh County tell me so," Nord said.

Nord is suing Walsh county and Wild over the firing. He says he did nothing wrong to deserve it.

"My rights were violated. Point blank and simple," Nord said.

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