MILWAUKEE – Earnell Lucas will be the featured speaker at a Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Lucas, a former captain with the Milwaukee Police Department and currently a vice president of security for Major League Baseball is seeking to become Milwaukee County’s next sheriff.

Lucas will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St. The event is open to the public.

Lucas registered as a candidate in the 2018 Democratic Primary for the sheriff’s position before Sheriff David Clarke announced he would leave in June for a position in the Department of Homeland Security. After Clarke’s announcement, Lucas said he would seek an appointment from Governor Scott Walker to replace Clarke. Federal officials have not confirmed that Clarke will receive an appointment.

Lucas, a Milwaukee native, is a graduate of Marquette University.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series.  Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party!  MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.

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