Contact: Johnny Koremenos, 262-706-1649
[WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis…] Wisconsin’s police officers want Brad Schimel to helm the Department of Justice. On Monday, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) announced their endorsement of our Attorney General Brad Schimel’s re-election campaign.
“For our organization, the choice was clear,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “After four years leading the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Brad Schimel has once again earned the support of our board of elected officers from all across the state because they’ve seen Attorney General Schimel’s commitment to ending the sexual assault kit backlog, fighting opioid and meth abuse, and focusing on the wellness of the brave men and women on the frontlines of law enforcement. Attorney General Schimel’s qualifications are second to none, and we are proud to join the bipartisan group of more than 110 elected sheriffs and district attorneys in support of his re-election campaign.”
WPPA, Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group, represents nearly 10,000 of Wisconsin’s frontline law enforcement officers from more than 300 local association affiliates.
“Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice for attorney general because they know he is a champion of public safety, not politics,” said Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos. “The men and women who keep our streets safe, those who know the job best, are overwhelmingly backing Brad Schimel for Attorney General because they trust his impartial, independent commitment to public safety and justice for Wisconsinites.”
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.
For more information, visit bradschimel.com