Milwaukee Police Association Adds to Our Attorney General’s Long List of Bipartisan Law Enforcement Support

Republican Attorney General Schimel Gains Massive Support in Traditional Dem Stronghold of Milwaukee

[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] Momentum is building for Attorney General Brad Schimel as more individuals and organizations join the team to keep this proven Wisconsin prosecutor as the state’s Top Cop. On Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Police Association (MPA) announced their endorsement of Schimel.

“Wisconsin needs Brad Schimel at the Department of Justice because he’s a proven leader who prioritizes public safety over politics,” said Michael V. Crivello, MPA President. “Brad Schimel has the experience to lead the Wisconsin Department of Justice and keep our communities safe from opioid abuse, elder abuse, and internet crimes against children. We’ve supported Brad Schimel since he first ran for Waukesha District Attorney in 2006 and we encourage Wisconsin voters to do the same on November 6.”

MPA represents the men and women who serve as professional Police Officers, Forensic Investigators, and Detectives in the Milwaukee Police Department. MPA strives to ensure their membership is best positioned so as they may provide the highest degree of uninterrupted public safety service to the community.

“Josh Kaul’s extreme positions and lack of law enforcement in Wisconsin put him at odds with the men and women who serve on the frontlines of law enforcement in communities across our state,” said Johnny Koremenos, Schimel campaign manager. “In addition to Brad Schimel’s depth of experience as a 29-year Wisconsin prosecutor, he has proven to be an advocate for law enforcement officers across Wisconsin, providing the resources and support they need to keep our communities safe.”

Brad Schimel became a prosecutor in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office after serving as an intern there during law school. Throughout his nearly 25-year career in Waukesha, the largest portion of which was spent in the sensitive crimes unit, Brad Schimel earned a reputation as an aggressive and tough prosecutor, handling thousands of cases and more than 150 jury trials. Schimel’s caseload included elder abuse, human trafficking, homicide, sexual assault, drunk driving, internet crimes against children, public corruption, and one of the nation’s first sextortion cases.

Schimel faces activist Josh Kaul in the General Election. Whereas Brad Schimel has a nearly three decades long, distinguished career as a prosecutor in this state, Josh Kaul has never prosecuted a criminal case in Wisconsin. Not one, ever. Whereas Schimel has a broad, bipartisan coalition of Wisconsin supporters, Kaul is funded and supported by state and national partisan activists.

As Attorney General, Schimel has also prioritized preventing Internet crimes against children and violence against women. Under 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 led numerous lawsuits challenging overreach by the federal government that would cripple the economy and hurt Wisconsin families.

Brad Schimel’s determined, yet compassionate, record on criminal justice has earned him the support of 64 of Wisconsin’s 72 sheriffs and 50 of Wisconsin’s 71 district attorneys, including 21 elected Democrats who appreciate the breadth, depth, and nonpartisan nature of the Republican Attorney General’s experience.

Brad and his wife, Sandi, raise their two daughters in Waukesha County where Brad previously served as a prosecutor since 1990, including eight years as the elected District Attorney. He was elected Wisconsin Attorney General in 2014.