(WLNS) – Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth today announced that he will not seek re-election when his current term expires next year. He said that he is throwing his support behind his son, Scott Wriggelsworth, currently a detective in the East Lansing Police Department, as a candidate to succeed him in office.
Wriggelsworth, a Democrat, is the longest-serving sheriff in Ingham County history. He was first elected in 1988, succeeding Kenneth Preadmore, who had been the longest serving Republican sheriff in county history. Wriggelsworth began his law enforcement career with the Michigan State Police in 1966. He joined the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office in 1974.
Under his leadership the department has implemented a victim’s advocate program, sheriff explorer program, an officer’s memoriam and hosted a number of training programs, both in Ingham County and around the state.
We’ll have more on the Wriggelsworth announcement today on 6 News at 5 & 6