My name is Florian Chojnacki, Jr and I am running for Sheriff of Portage County. I was born and raised in Portage County like my parents and grandparents. I am a 1996 graduate of Stevens Point Area Senior High and a 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. My wife Sarah and I have been married for 11 years and we have two children. Sarah is a full time instructor in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
I have over 21 years of law enforcement experience total, with the last 16 years as a Deputy Sheriff with Portage County. I have served Portage County as a Patrol Deputy, Court Security Deputy, and Civil Process/Transport Deputy. I have also served in special duties as a Crisis Negotiator, Honor Guard Team Member, Defense and Arrest Tactics Instructor, Project Lifesaver Member, Guns N’ Hoses Committee Member, and Hunter Education Instructor.
My involvement within the community includes volunteering as a youth baseball coach, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake, Special Olympics, Cops -n- Bobbers, and Shop With a Cop.