Dear Neighbors,

My name is Dawanna Witt and I am running to be your next Hennepin County Sheriff.

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I have 22 years of experience in law enforcement and currently serve as a Major at the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, where I lead the single largest bureau; Adult Detention and Court Services.

Having grown up in North Minneapolis and maintaining deep roots in the community, I understand the need for law enforcement to create trust and build mutual respect with community members.

Over the last few years, we have been through so much. We've experienced the pandemic, civil unrest, and an increase in crime. Weekend after weekend, our communities are experiencing inexcusable and horrible violence in our neighborhoods where kids play, families walk, and businesses operate. Hennepin County needs a Sheriff that is ready to tackle these issues immediately. A candidate that is experienced and authentic. A candidate that will continue to lead the Sheriff's Office with respect. I am that candidate.

As your next Sheriff, together we will build a safer, more prosperous Hennepin County.




Major Dawanna Witt
Candidate for Hennepin County Sheriff

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