Law Enforcement Community Continues to Line Up Behind Attorney General Schimel
The Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police and Schimel’s bi-partisan support shows he is law enforcement’s choice
[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] Experience matters. That’s why the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police is again endorsing Brad Schimel for Wisconsin Attorney General.
“In Wisconsin, we expect our Attorney General to be an experienced law enforcement official who puts public safety ahead of politics,” said Don Kapla, President, Wisconsin State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. “After analyzing Brad Schimel’s track record, both as Waukesha County District Attorney and Wisconsin Attorney General, we are confident in Brad Schimel’s ability to represent the interests of Wisconsin Law Enforcement. He has demonstrated his commitment to making our communities safer and stronger, through the elimination of the state’s 20-year old rape kit backlog, fighting opioid abuse, locking up internet predators, and taking on elder abuse. We strongly support Brad Schimel in his re-election bid and encourage our fellow Wisconsinites to do the same.”
The Wisconsin State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police aims to improve the working conditions of the men and women on the frontlines of law enforcement, and is made up of active and retired law enforcement officers on the local, state, and federal levels. The Order joins 114 Sheriffs and District Attorneys, including more than 20 Democrats, who back Schimel in the November contest.
“Let’s be clear, Josh Kaul is so lenient and so out of touch with what law enforcement expects from an attorney general that even his fellow Democrats in law enforcement don’t support him,” said Johnny Koremenos, Schimel campaign manager. “Law enforcement has made their decision and as voters learn more about the choice before them, we’re confident they will come to the same conclusion — that Brad Schimel is the right person to serve as Wisconsin’s Attorney General.”
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.