Law Enforcement Leaders Overwhelmingly Want Brad Schimel as State’s Top Cop

Four Dozen Democratic, Republican and Independent District Attorneys Endorse

[WISCONSIN] Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement leaders want Our Attorney General, Brad Schimel to remain as the state’s Top Cop. On Friday, 48 Democratic, Republican and Independent Wisconsin District Attorneys announced their endorsements of Schimel’s candidacy.

“It’s not surprising that Brad Schimel has broad, bipartisan support from Wisconsin’s frontline prosecutors; I don’t think we have ever had an Attorney General more prepared for the job,” said Susan Opper, Waukesha County District Attorney. “Brad Schimel ended the state’s sexual assault kit backlog and he is a national leader in the fight against opioid abuse. Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice.”

The Democratic and Independent support is especially noteworthy.

“The contrast is clear: Brad Schimel is a proven Wisconsin prosecutor who has successfully worked thousands of sexual assault, homicide, internet predator and elder abuse cases here and helped keep our Wisconsin communities safe while Josh Kaul has spent the bulk of his adult life on the East and West Coasts and has never prosecuted a single criminal in Wisconsin, not one–ever,” said Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos. “Madison Activist Josh Kaul’s supporters are partisan donors and out of state special interests, we prefer the team we’re building.”

This tsunami of support from the law enforcement community comes after 64 Sheriffs have already backed Schimel, who served for 25 years as a prosecutor in the Waukesha County DA’s office, including eight years as District Attorney before being elected Attorney General in 2014. That includes 13 elected Democrat Sheriffs.

On Friday Schimel’s list of District Attorney supporters included 7 Democrats and 2 Independents.

More Democratic Sheriffs and District Attorneys are backing the Republican Schimel than are supporting the Democratic candidate, Madison Activist Josh Kaul.

“No candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General has ever had as much experience or as much statewide, bipartisan support as Brad Schimel,” said Koremenos. “Every day more people understand that Brad Schimel delivers results and improves public safety, which is why he’s building an impressive coalition that crosses party lines, even in these hyper-partisan times.”

The following Wisconsin District Attorneys have endorsed Our Attorney General, Brad Schimel:

Adams County District Attorney Tania Bonnett (I)
Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright (R)
Brown County District Attorney David Lasee (R)
Buffalo County District Attorney Tom Bilski (R)
Calumet County District Attorney Nathan Haberman (R)
Chippewa County District Attorney Wade Newell (R)
Columbia County District Attorney Jane Kohlwey (R)
Crawford County District Attorney Timothy Baxter (D)
Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg (R)
Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin (R)
Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf (R)
Fond Du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney (R)
Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono (D)
Green County District Attorney Craig Nolen (R)
Green Lake County District Attorney Andrew Christenson (R)
Iron County District Attorney Matthew Tingstad (R)
Jackson County District Attorney Daniel Diehn (R)
Juneau County District Attorney Kenneth Hamm (R)
Kenosha County District Attorney Mike Graveley (D)
Lafayette County District Attorney Jenna Gill (R)
Langlade County District Attorney Elizabeth Gebert (R)
Manitowoc County District Attorney Jacalyn LaBre (R)
Marinette County District Attorney DeShea Morrow (R)
Marquette County District Attorney Chad Hendee (R)
Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger (R)
Oconto County District Attorney Ed Burke (R)
Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek (R)
Outagamie County District Attorney Melinda Tempelis (R)
Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol (R)
Pepin County District Attorney Jon Seifert (D)
Pierce County District Attorney Sean Froelich (D)
Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson (R)
Richland County District Attorney Jennifer Harper (R)
Rusk County District Attorney Annette Barna (D)
St. Croix County District Attorney Michael Nieskes (R)
Sauk County District Attorney Kevin Calkins (I)
Sawyer County District Attorney Bruce Poquette (R)
Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney Gregory Parker (R)
Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski (R)
Taylor County District Attorney Kristi Tlusty (D)
Vernon County District Attorney Timothy Gaskell (R)
Walworth County District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld (R)
Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen (R)
Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper (R)
Waupaca County District Attorney Veronica Isherwood (R)
Waushara County District Attorney Steve Anderson (R)
Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett (R)
Wood County District Attorney Craig Lambert (R)

Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, and he’s working hard, every day to be your choice, too. By working with local law enforcement leaders on the issues that matter to you, Brad Schimel makes Wisconsin safer and stronger.

For more information, visit bradschimel.com

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Brad Schimel lives in Waukesha County with his wife and two daughters. A man of faith, a career prosecutor and a member of the band 4 on the Floor, Brad is humbled to have earned the trust and support of men and women across the state. He has felt a calling to public service and is honored to lead the men and women of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Under Attorney General Brad Schimel’s guidance, the Wisconsin DOJ has become a national leader in the fight against prescription painkiller abuse. As Attorney General Schimel has prioritized preventing Internet crimes against children and violence against women. Under Brad Schimel, Wisconsin is a national leader in the fight against human trafficking. Together with a coalition of Attorneys General from across the country, Brad Schimel has also led numerous lawsuits challenging overreach by the federal government that would cripple the economy and hurt Wisconsin families. Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, and he’s working hard, every day to be your choice, too.