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Schimel campaign: Schimel scores big endorsement in heart of Dane County
Madison Professional Police Officers’ Association Joins Broad, Bipartisan Coalition Supporting Our Attorney General

[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] Madison’s police officers want Brad Schimel to continue leading the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Today, the Madison Professional Police Officers’ Association (MPPOA) announced their endorsement of our Attorney General Brad Schimel’s re-election campaign.

“We believe that Brad Schimel’s experience and leadership with regard to the complex challenges facing our communities and the law enforcement professionals sworn to protect them will best promote both public safety and officer safety,” said MPPOA President Dan Frei. “Our membership is particularly grateful for the attention Attorney General Schimel has paid to the issue of mental health commitments and for his ongoing efforts to make this process more efficient and effective for both officers and individuals in need. We were especially impressed by Schimel’s concern for the safety and privacy of officers following critical incidents, his recognition of the staffing challenges confronting our state’s district attorneys, and his continuing dedication to impartial, professional and efficient investigations of officer-involved deaths.”

MPPOA, Madison’s police union, was first established in 1927. Today, it represents approximately 500 law enforcement professionals who serve the community as police officers, detectives, investigators, and sergeants.

“The breadth and depth of Brad Schimel’s support is unprecedented and reflects the fact that Schimel prioritizes public safety over politics,” said Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos. “The closer we get to Election Day, the more people reject Josh Kaul’s inexperience and shallowness.”

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 48 of Wisconsin’s 71 district attorneys, including 20 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.

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