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Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm

“John Chisholm has worked tirelessly for a decade to keep our community safe and to advocate for sensible criminal justice reform,” said Congresswoman Gwen Moore.

By - Jul 14th, 2016 12:54 pm

MILWAUKEE—U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore today added her name to the growing list of supporters of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s re-election campaign.

“John Chisholm has worked tirelessly for a decade to keep our community safe and to advocate for sensible criminal justice reform,” said Congresswoman Moore. “John has especially led the way in making Milwaukee County more responsive to the needs of families who experience violence by championing the Sojourner Family Peace Center. Because of our shared efforts, Milwaukee now is a national model for how we should address comprehensive treatment of families exposed to domestic violence.”

“I am deeply grateful to have the support of Congresswoman Moore, a devoted public servant for our community,” said Chisholm. “She is a passionate and effective advocate for children and families. It is an honor to work alongside her to try and make Milwaukee County safer, healthier, and more prosperous.”

“John Chisholm is the partner we need in the DA’s office to ensure we serve the interests of the people of Milwaukee County,” said Moore. “I look forward to continuing this partnership for another four years, and I urge everyone to vote for John Chisholm on August 9.”

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases, and has also championed community prosecution and alternatives to incarceration that break the cycle of prison, treat drug & alcohol addiction, and save taxpayer dollars. Chisholm has held public officials of both political parties accountable, and charged dozens of police officers with misconduct or crimes during his 10 years as the District Attorney. He has focused on effective prosecution of domestic violence cases and ensuring families have the services and support they need.

District Attorney John Chisholm, a veteran of the United States Army, was first elected in 2006. He has been very active in the community and serves on several local and national boards, including serving as past chairman of the Safe & Sound board of directors, the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area board, the Homicide Review Commission, and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. Chisholm was also a member of Governor Doyle’s Racial Disparity Oversight Commission and is a member of the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections.

Chisholm was born in Milwaukee and is a graduate of Marquette University High School, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He lives in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood with his wife, Colleen, and teenage son, Ted.

The Democratic primary election is Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

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2 thoughts on “Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm”

  1. WashCoRepub says:

    …”and charged dozens of police officers with misconduct or crimes during his 10 years as the District Attorney.”

    Boy, talk about knowing how to appeal to Ms. Moore’s core support base!!

    Did she sing her endorsement, though? I’d pay cash money to hear that.

  2. Vincent Hanna says:

    Yes obviously police officers should have total immunity from being charged with any and all crimes no matter what. Keep it real out there in White- I mean Washington County WashCoRepub!

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