LA CROSSE, Wis. – La Crosse County Sheriff Jeff Wolf has announced that he’s endorsing Fond du Lac County District Attorney to be Wisconsin’s next attorney general because he’s the only candidate in the race with front-line law enforcement experience fighting violent crime.
“Eric Toney is clearly the best person for the job based on his experience in the courtroom prosecuting violent crimes and working with cops to get criminals off the streets,” Wolf said.
“I’m honored and humbled to have the endorsement of Sheriff Wolf,” Toney said. “He’s a leader in Wisconsin’s law enforcement community and dedicated to keeping La Crosse County safe.”
Wolf said Toney will end the soft-on-crime priorities of Attorney General Josh Kaul, who has presided over a massive explosion in killings, violent crime and a meltdown at the state crime lab.
“Eric will clean up the mess and make sure cops and district attorneys get what they need to do their jobs,” Wolf said.
Wolf was elected in November 2018. He is a lifelong resident of La Crosse County worked as a patrol deputy, sergeant, investigative sergeant, and captain for over 30 years with the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to his election to Sheriff, he served the agency as chief deputy for over a decade while contributing to local and state task forces.
“Sheriff Wolf has spent his entire career tirelessly working to keep La Crosse County safe from crime,” said Toney. “He has over 30 years of experience and understands all of the challenges facing families in our communities.”
Wolf is one of 19 current or retired sheriffs in the state to support Toney in the race to become Wisconsin’s next Attorney General. He joins a long list of district attorneys, sheriffs, and chiefs of police who have endorsed Toney from around the state. Toney was unanimously endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Toney was first elected as Fond du Lac County District Attorney after a contested Republican primary election in 2012. The Fond du Lac native grew up in a law enforcement family, as his father recently retired after over 30 years as a law enforcement officer. He is the only candidate in the Wisconsin Attorney General race with experience as a prosecutor.