Schimel campaign: Attorney General Brad Schimel earns broad, bipartisan support

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2018

Contact: (262) 528-2086

30 Sheriffs, Republican and Democrat, Endorse

Waukesha County, Wisc – Career prosecutor and Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the endorsements of more than 30 Republican and Democrat county sheriffs on Tuesday. It’s the latest sign that his campaign has broad, bipartisan support throughout Wisconsin.

“As a career prosecutor, Attorney General Schimel has been defending the rule of law his entire career,” said Ozaukee County Sheriff, Jim Johnson. “There is no one more qualified or experienced to lead the Department of Justice.”

Under Attorney General Brad Schimel’s leadership, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has become a national leader in the fight against prescription painkiller abuse. The award-winning “Dose of Reality” campaign, for example, has raised awareness of the dangers of prescription opioid abuse. Furthermore, Wisconsin’s drug take back program has collected 400,000 pounds of unused prescription drugs, keeping them out of the wrong hands.

“Brad Schimel is a tough, fair, and independent attorney general who has led the battle in Wisconsin against opioid abuse through prevention and treatment, becoming a national model in the fight against drug abuse,” said Bayfield County Sheriff Paul Susienka. “His commitment and dedication make him my choice for Attorney General.”

Susienka is one of two Democratic Sheriffs whose endorsements were announced by the campaign Tuesday.

“Attorney General Schimel has spent his career prosecuting violent criminals and keeping Wisconsin families safe.” said Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt. “His tough, fair, and independent approach makes him law enforcement’s choice to continue to lead the Department of Justice.”

As law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, Brad Schimel continues to partner with Republicans and Democrats across Wisconsin to fight crime and make Wisconsin a safe place to live, work and raise a family.

“I am honored to once again have the support and confidence of Wisconsin’s elected law enforcement leadership,” said Schimel. “As a prosecutor and District Attorney and now Wisconsin’s Attorney General my top priority is and always will be keeping Wisconsin families safe”

Endorsing Brad Schimel today are:

Bayfield County Sheriff, Paul Susienka (D)

Chippewa County Sheriff, James Kowalczyk (D)

Clark County Sheriff, Greg Herrick (R)

Columbia County Sheriff, Dennis Richards (R)

Dodge County Sheriff, Dale Schmidt (R)

Door County Sheriff, Steven Delarwelle (R)

Eau Claire County Sheriff, Ron Cramer (R)

Florence County Sheriff, Jeff Rickaby (R)

Forest County Sheriff, John Dennee (R)

Grant County Sheriff, Nate Dreckman(R)

Green County Sheriff, Mark Rohloff (R)

Green Lake County Sheriff, Mark Podoll (R)

Iowa County Sheriff, Steve Michek (R)

Juneau County Sheriff, Brent Oleson (R)

Kenosha County Sheriff, David Beth (R)

Kewaunee County Sheriff, Matthew Joski (R)

Ozaukee County Sheriff, Jim Johnson (R)

Polk County Sheriff, Peter Johnson (R)

Rusk County Sheriff, Jeffery Wallace (R)

Sauk County Sheriff, Chip Meister (R)

Sawyer County Sheriff, Doug Mrotek (R)

Shawano County Sheriff, Adam Bieber (R)

Sheboygan County Sheriff, Cory Roeseler (R)

St. Croix County Sheriff, Scott Knudson (R)

Vernon County Sheriff, John Spears (R)

Vilas County Sheriff, Joseph Fath (R)

Walworth County Sheriff, Kurt Picknell (R)

Washburn County Sheriff, Terry Dryden (R)

Waupaca County Sheriff, Brad Hardel (R)

Waushara County Sheriff, Jeff Nett (R)

The Schimel campaign is garnering bipartisan support across Wisconsin and will continue to reach out to bring other supporters on board in the weeks and months ahead.

“Our partisan opponent cannot match our bipartisan support, and he does not have the stellar track record Brad Schimel has built over his last three decades as a Wisconsin prosecutor,” said the Schimel campaign’s Matthew Dobler. “Stay tuned for more great news as our campaign brings more Republicans, Democrats and independents on board.”

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 District Attorney. He was elected Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin in 2014.

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