MARQUETTE — One of the most anticipated races of the last night’s primary election was right here in the U.P.
Three experienced law enforcement officers ran against each other for the opportunity to become Marquette County’s top cop.
After all of the votes were added up, Greg Zyburt was declared the winner. He captured forty two percent of the votes, defeating Lowell Larson and Mike Klein.
Zyburt has spent the last thirty years as Chocolay Township’s Chief of Police. Becoming Marquette County Sheriff has been a dream of his for a very long time.
“I’ve always thought about being the county sheriff, being the top gun in the county,” said Zyburt. “I’m very thankful for the opponents. It was hard fought, but it was a positive campaign. It will be weird to put a brown uniform on. I’m really excited” said future Marquette County Sheriff, Greg Zyburt.
Earlier today, the other two sheriff candidates, Lowell Larson and Mike Klein, shared their perspective on the race with ABC 10.
“A common comment I got from people is that they didn’t know who to vote for because they felt that they had three candidates,” said Larson. “I told everybody that’s a good problem to have” said Lowell Larson of the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.
“We got to go out and meet a lot of really great people,” said Klein. “Going to all of the township board meetings and just meeting the different people walking around and talking to them. We have real special people in this county” said Marquette County Undersheriff, Michael Klein.
Back to Zyburt, he will be sworn in as Marquette County Sheriff on January first.