IBAW Backs Schimel for Attorney General
[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) has endorsed Brad Schimel for Wisconsin Attorney General.
“We are confident Mr. Schimel is the right choice to continue leading the Department of Justice in Wisconsin and we wholeheartedly endorse his reelection,” said Steve Kohlmann, IBAW’s Executive Director. “We base that on his past experience and track record of jury trials as a frontline prosecutor in Waukesha County and his accomplishments and his leadership as Wisconsin’s Attorney General in combating sexual assault crimes, human trafficking and his leadership on combating the opioid addiction crisis.”
IBAW members encompass manufacturing, service, distribution, healthcare, technology, financial, consulting, and others. A statewide, non-profit association, IBAW members and sponsors employ thousands of Wisconsin workers.
“Wisconsin employers know they have a tough, fair, and honest Attorney General in Brad Schimel,” said campaign manager Johnny Koremenos. “He enforces the law and knows that the job of AG is not to be some super-legislator who interprets laws in order to curry favor with one business or industry at the expense of another.”
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.