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[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel was endorsed by the Waukesha County Police Chiefs’ Association (WCPCA) today. Crucial Waukesha County, Wisconsin’s third largest, is where Brad Schimel spent 25 years as a prosecutor before being elected Wisconsin Attorney General in 2014.
WCPCA President and Village of Butler Police Chief David Wentlandt cited Schimel’s unmatched experience and record of accomplishments as the reason for WCPCA’s support.
“Brad Schimel has spent a lifetime making Wisconsin safer and stronger,” said Wentlandt. “We’ve worked cases with Brad Schimel, we’ve done ride alongs with Brad Schimel, we’ve been in court with Brad Schimel, and we’ve solved big public safety challenges with Brad Schimel. Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General because his experience and track record of accomplishments on prosecuting drug dealers, internet crimes against children, and sexual assault are unmatched. We’re proud Brad Schimel is our Attorney General.”
The men and women of Waukesha County’s law enforcement community know firsthand that Brad Schimel’s record as a prosecutor and victim advocate is unmatched in this race because they worked side by side with him for 25 years, putting criminals behind bars.
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, including 13 elected Democrat sheriffs who appreciate the breadth, depth, and nonpartisan nature of the Republican Attorney General’s experience.