Billeb heir apparent as Sheriff of Marathon County
By Shereen Siewert
Chief Deputy Chad Billeb will likely succeed Scott Parks as Marathon County Sheriff, after winning Tuesday’s unopposed primary.
Parks in July 2021 announced he would not seek another term and strongly supported his deputy leader in a Facebook post.
“I did this because it’s only fair if anyone is interested in seeking that office, they’ll need a year to develop a campaign before the August 2022 primary,” Parks later said. at Wausau Pilot & Review.
Parks was named sheriff of Marathon County in 2013 following the resignation of Randy Hoenisch, who left the office under surveillance. Parks began his law enforcement career in 1976 as a United States Army Military Police officer.
“It’s a career I love, but everything has an end date,” Parks said last year.
Billeb officially announced his candidacy last year.
Parks, who officially endorsed Billeb last year, said his chief deputy was an “informed and capable” leader and “not afraid to advise me professionally when he felt that a decision I I was taking had to be reconsidered”.
Billeb, who ran as a Republican, was not challenged by any candidate from either party. The parks mandate ends in December.