New Officials Elected in 2018
January 30, 2019 | View PDF
Matthew Johansen unseated incumbent sheriff of McKenzie County, Gary Schwartzenberger, and did so by a wide margin with 2,496 votes accounting for 60.89 percent of the votes cast, Johansen's win amounted to an electoral landslide. Johansen had previously served as McKenzie County's interim sheriff.
Also winning elections in 2018 were Mayor Phil Riely, McKenzie County Commissioners Kathy Skarda and Howdy Lawlar and County Recorder Katie Paulson. Running unopposed were County Auditor/Treasurer Erica Johnsrud and County State's Attorney Ty Leland Skarda.