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Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel announced Monday that he would not seek re-election in 2020.

TRAVERSE CITY — Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel will not seek re-election in 2020.

Schendel issued a statement Monday, saying that after “39 years in law enforcement, it is time to enjoy family and spend time with my grandkids.”

Schendel became sheriff in 2013 following 25 years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

He will encourage Undersheriff Kyle Rosa to run as his replacement, the statement read.

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