District Attorney Eric Toney Praises Schimel’s Work
Fighting Opioid Abuse, Internet Crimes Against Children
[FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis…] On Wednesday, Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney announced his support for our Attorney General Brad Schimel’s re-election next month.
“Brad Schimel has been an incredible partner with prosecutors all across the state,” said Toney. From his nationally recognized efforts fighting the opioid epidemic, his work combatting internet crimes against children, and his support in combating ch. 980 violent sex offenders, I’m proud Brad Schimel is our Attorney General.”
Brad Schimel’s experience as a prosecutor and victim advocate is unmatched in this race. He’s spent the largest part of his career as a prosecutor in the sensitive crimes unit, protecting children and vulnerable adults and holding predators accountable. Schimel said Toney’s endorsement will have a significant impact on his campaign.
“I’ve spent my adult life as a Wisconsin prosecutor and I am honored to have the support of District Attorney Toney,” said Schimel. “We both know the serious law enforcement challenges that communities across Wisconsin face every day, and we’ll continue to work well together to make Wisconsin safer and stronger.”
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, Brad Schimel earned a reputation as a 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, Shimel 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, including 13 elected Democrat sheriffs 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.
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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.