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Schimel campaign: Is “making the changes that we need”
In New Radio Commercial, Experienced Detective Captain Karen Ruff Details Schimel’s Impressive Record
[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] The campaign for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has a new radio ad running on stations across the state.
The positive commercial features Karen Ruff, a 35-year law enforcement officer, who worked with Brad Schimel throughout all 25 years of Attorney General Schimel’s tenure in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office, both as an Assistant District Attorney and then as the District Attorney.
“A lot of assistant district attorneys do not want to work sensitive crimes,” says Ruff in the spot. “Because of not only the trauma to the victims but they’re very difficult cases to prove. Brad volunteered to work sensitive crimes.”
The commercial, titled “A Prosecutor, not a Poser,” highlights Schimel’s record of service and his commitment to fighting for sexual assault survivors in Wisconsin for nearly 30 years. It touts Schimel’s work ending the state’s 20-year backlog of sexual assault kits, and his compassionate approach to getting justice for survivors of sexual assault.
The ad provides a stark contrast to the increasingly negative and desperate campaign of Madison Activist Josh Kaul. Kaul, who has only spent four years of his adult life in Wisconsin, has never prosecuted a sexual assault case, not one ever. He has no experience improving public safety here and has relied on support from fringe partisan activists in Madison and his network of fellow activists on the East and West Coasts.
“No candidate for Attorney General has ever convicted more rapists, or helped more survivors of sensitive crimes than Brad Schimel,” said Schimel campaign manager Johnny Koremenos. “This ad emphasizes that Brad Schimel is a prosecutor, not a politician. Josh Kaul’s weak, thin record of partisan activism just can’t compare with the positive impact Brad Schimel has had making Wisconsin safer and stronger.”
Listen to the ad, here: https://wp.me/p4A9Js-lW
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, 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 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.
My name is Karen Ruff
I’m a retired detective captain with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.
As a prosecutor, Brad Schimel walked victims and survivors of sexual assault through the intimidating and frustrating process of the criminal justice system.
A lot of assistant district attorneys do not want to work sensitive crimes. Because of not only the trauma to the victims but they’re very difficult cases to prove. Brad volunteered to work sensitive crimes.
It’s very difficult on these victims, not only the original assault but everything that they have to go through to get this person convicted.
I would say Brad is a very compassionate person.
I think it’s because of the type of person that he is. It’s not a job to him. It actually mattered to him. And those are the kinds of people that you need when they’re working sensitive issues.
The fact is, Brad Schimel eliminated the state’s rape kit backlog. He is making changes that we need.
VO: Brad Schimel, OUR Attorney General.
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Like, Brad Schimel, Retired Waukesha County Sheriff’s Captain Karen Ruff is a lifelong Wisconsin resident and career law enforcement professional.
Mrs. Ruff spent 35 years with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in July 2013.
Karen Ruff worked with Brad Schimel throughout all 25 years of Attorney General Schimel’s tenure in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office, both as an Assistant District Attorney and then as the District Attorney.
Mrs. Ruff and Brad Schimel worked together to establish Waukesha County’s Child Advocacy Center, the Big Yellow House.
For more information, visit bradschimel.com