County Executive Chris Abele endorses DA John Chisholm
“I am proud to endorse District Attorney John Chisholm,” said County Executive Chris Abele.
“I am proud to endorse District Attorney John Chisholm,” said County Executive Abele. “John has led the charge in reforming the way our county handles criminal justice. He has been essential to helping us get smarter on crime, while making sure we are doing everything we can to keep our citizens safe.
“Milwaukee County has seen numerous positive reforms made to its criminal justice system in recent years, including better coordination to keep those suffering mental illness out of our jails, more resources to help address domestic violence, more staff to protect witnesses and victims of crime, and strong initiatives aimed at reducing gang violence and gun crimes,” continued Abele. “None of these innovative and effective changes would have been possible without the leadership of District Attorney Chisholm.”
“I am honored to receive the support of County Executive Chris Abele,” said Chisholm. “He shares our dedication to making our criminal justice system work better,” said District Attorney John Chisholm. “Our community faces several challenges, but we also have made significant progress, and I am ready to continue building upon these improvements. The people of Milwaukee County deserve an effective, transparent, and reliable criminal justice system.”
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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Chisholm, a veteran of the United States Army, was first elected in 2006 after serving 12 years as an assistant prosecutor, including leading the gun unit.
“John Chisholm is an honest, straightforward leader who is totally dedicated to keeping our communities safe,” said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi.