Commentary: Texts show McKenzie County Sheriff making crude joke about opponent, joking about violence against illegal immigrants
McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger has had a tumultuous tenure in office. His county commission requested in 2016 that then-Governor Jack Dalrymple remove him from office. He surived that office, however, returning to office last year. Now he’s running for re-election and, with election day next week, some ugly texts he apparently sent to a friend have come to light.
In the texts, the screenshots of which I edited slightly to censor the curse words, he mocks the appearances of his opponent Matthew Johansen.