Hillsdale County Interim Sheriff, Scott Hodshire.

Hillsdale County Sheriff candidate Scott Hodshire has been named to head the Sheriff’s department until after a permanent Sheriff is sworn in.  Hillsdale County Clerk Marney Kast tells WCSR News that Hodshire and former Sheriff’s deputy and Hillsdale City Police officer, Randy Casler, both submitted resumes for the position.  A three-member committee made up of Kast, Prosecutor Neal Brady and Probate Court Judge Michelle Bianchi voted unanimously to offer the position to Hodshire, who is the Republican nominee for the office.  He’ll face a challenge from longtime deputy Wes Ludeker, who is running on the democratic ticket in November.  Ludeker did not submit his name for the interim position—he apparently did not object to Hodshire’s appointment.  Hodshire will take the helm at the end of the day on September 20th.  That’s when Undersheriff Carl Albright’s retirement takes effect; Albright was named to head the department after Sheriff Tim Parker stepped down in early August.