Welk announces candidacy for Cass County sheriff

Chief Deputy Bryan Welk has served Cass County for 24 years.

Bryan Welk
Chief Deputy Bryan Welk has announced his candidacy for Cass County Sheriff in the 2022 election.
Contributed / Bryan Welk

WALKER — Cass County Chief Deputy Bryan Welk announces his candidacy for sheriff to lead the county law enforcement team for the next four years.

Sheriff Tom Burch recently announced he would not see reelection in November.

Welk has been helping oversee the day-to-day operations of the county's 77-member staff of law enforcement professionals.

"Our team effort serves the people of Cass County well, and because I want to continue our tradition of outstanding service to the people of Cass County, I am pleased to announce my candidacy to become the next sheriff of Cass County," Welk said in a news release.

During his 24 years of Cass County law enforcement service, Welk started as a dispatcher, then became a deputy in 2004. He was promoted to patrol sergeant and then, in 2019, to lieutenant. He has served as chief deputy since November 2021.


Welk said the broad range of responsibilities and opportunities for leadership in these positions has provided him with a good blend of insight into the needs of officers and staff, as well as the citizens they proudly serve each day.

"As your sheriff, I pledge to continue our commitment to the best practices that are the foundation of our current law enforcement efforts," Welk said. "I pledge to support ongoing learning and the implementation of new best practices as they emerge. This commitment allows me to assure you that our team will always work to maintain your trust and ensure your confidence in our ability to meet your public safety needs."

Welk said he looks forward to personally connecting with as many citizens as possible during and after the campaign, and to learning how to serve better and help manage the ever-changing demands of his duties.

More information is available at and on Facebook.

"I am excited to begin the process of becoming your next sheriff," Welk said. "As a highly qualified candidate, I humbly ask that you vote Welk for sheriff in the upcoming November 2022 election."

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