63 Republican and Democrat Sheriffs Back Attorney General for Re-Election

Waukesha, Wisc – Wisconsin prosecutor and Attorney General Brad Schimel’s team keeps growing as it adds a huge wave of bipartisan support for the second day in a row. With the addition of 33 members, the campaign announced it has earned the endorsements of 63 Republican and Democrat elected county sheriffs.

“Brad Schimel is a tough, fair and independent Attorney General. He knows the problems facing Wisconsin don’t discriminate based on political party,” said Barron County Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald.   “He has made battling the meth epidemic, bringing to justice human traffickers and keeping our schools safe among his top priorities.”

Fitzgerald is one of 12 Democratic County sheriffs to endorse Schimel this week. All told, 12 Democrats and 51 Republican Sheriffs announced their support for Brad Schimel. The law enforcement leaders lined up to praise the competence, professionalism and vision of the first-term Attorney General.

“As Wisconsin’s Top Cop, Brad has stood with the men and women of law enforcement and worked hard to give us the tools necessary to keep Wisconsin safe,” said Brown County Sheriff, John Gossage.

“From combating opioid abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse, Attorney General Schimel is fighting for every Wisconsinite,” said Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden. “His efforts in fighting the spread of opioid abuse is unmatched in Wisconsin and he’s a strong advocate for prevention and treatment.”

“I’m proud to support Attorney General Schimel for re-election. As a career prosecutor in Waukesha, he took on tough cases and won. He stood with law enforcement to keep families safe and violent criminals behind bars. Brad Schimel is the right choice for Attorney General,” said Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson.

Schimel, who has been on the front lines as a Wisconsin prosecutor for nearly three decades, said being law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General means a lot to him.

“I am honored to once again have broad, bipartisan support of Wisconsin’s law enforcement leadership from both Republicans and Democrats across the state,” said Schimel. “I stand with our men and women of law enforcement and work day in and day out to give them the tools necessary to keep our streets safe.”

Here is the current list of sheriffs who have endorsed Brad Schimel for Attorney General:

Adams County Sheriff, Sam Wollin (D)
Barron County Sheriff, Chris Fitzgerald (D)
Bayfield County Sheriff, Paul Susienka (D)*
Brown County Sheriff, John Gossage (R)
Buffalo County Sheriff, Michael Schmidtknecht (R)
Burnett County Sheriff, Ronald Wilhelm (R)
Calumet County Sheriff, Mark Ott (R)
Chippewa County Sheriff, James Kowalczyk (D)*
Clark County Sheriff, Greg Herrick (R)
Columbia County Sheriff, Dennis Richards (R)
Crawford County Sheriff, Dale McCullick (R)
Dodge County Sheriff, Dale Schmidt (R)
Door County Sheriff, Steven Delarwelle (R)
Dunn County Sheriff, Dennis Smith (D)
Eau Claire County Sheriff, Ron Cramer (R)*
Florence County Sheriff, Jeff Rickaby (R)*
Forest County Sheriff, John Dennee (R)*
Grant County Sheriff, Nate Dreckman (R)
Green County Sheriff, Mark Rohloff (R)*
Green Lake County Sheriff, Mark Podoll (R)*
Iowa County Sheriff, Steve Michek (R)*
Iron County Sheriff, Tony Furyk (D)
Jackson County Sheriff, Duane Waldera (D)
Jefferson County Sheriff, Paul Milbrath (R)
Juneau County Sheriff, Brent Oleson (R)*
Kenosha County Sheriff, David Beth (R)*
Kewaunee County Sheriff, Matthew Joski (R)*
La Crosse County Sheriff, Steve Helgeson (R)
Lafayette County Sheriff, Reg Gill (R)
Langlade County Sheriff, Mark Westen (R)*
Lincoln County Sheriff, Jeff Jaeger (R)*
Marathon County Sheriff, Scott Parks (R)*
Marinette County Sheriff, Jerry Sauve (R)*
Monroe County Sheriff, Scott Perkins (R)*
Oconto County Sheriff, Michael Jansen (R)*
Oneida County Sheriff, Grady Hartman (R)
Outagamie County Sheriff, Bradley Gehring (R)
Ozaukee County Sheriff, Jim Johnson (R)*
Pepin County Sheriff, Joel Wener (R)
Polk County Sheriff, Peter Johnson (R)*
Portage County Sheriff, Mike Lukas (D)
Price County Sheriff, Brian Schmidt (R)
Racine County Sheriff, Christopher Schmaling (R)
Richland County Sheriff, James Bindl (R)
Rock County Sheriff, Robert Spoden (D)
Rusk County Sheriff, Jeffery Wallace (R)*
Sauk County Sheriff, Chip Meister (R)*
Sawyer County Sheriff, Doug Mrotek (R)*
Shawano County Sheriff, Adam Bieber (R)*
Sheboygan County Sheriff, Cory Roeseler (R)*
St. Croix County Sheriff, Scott Knudson (R)*
Taylor County Sheriff, Bruce Daniels (D)
Trempealeau County Sheriff, Richard Anderson (D)
Vernon County Sheriff, John Spears (R)
Vilas County Sheriff, Joseph Fath (R)
Walworth County Sheriff, Kurt Picknell (R)
Washburn County Sheriff, Terry Dryden (R)
Washington County Sheriff, Dale Schmidt (R)
Waukesha County Sheriff, Eric Severson (R)
Waupaca County Sheriff, Brad Hardel (R)*
Waushara County Sheriff, Jeff Nett (R)*
Winnebago County Sheriff, John Matz (R)
Wood County Sheriff, Thomas Reichert (D)

*Previously announced on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.