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Democratic Party endorses District Attorney John Chisholm

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.

By - Jul 11th, 2016 02:07 pm

MILWAUKEE— The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County announced its official endorsement of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm today for the August 9, 2016 primary.

“John Chisholm has been a leader, a reformer, and a dedicated public servant for the last decade,” said Robert Hansen, Chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County and an elected member of the City of Greenfield School Board. “The Democratic Party is proud to stand with John, who fights every day to create a criminal justice system that works for all citizens and to hold accountable those who violate the public’s trust.”

“District Attorney John Chisholm has the necessary experience as a criminal prosecutor,” said Martha Love, former chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. “He understands that we need to lock up dangerous criminals at the same time we are trying to break the cycle of violence by trying to prevent crime in our communities, help victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, get guns off our streets, and treat people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.”

“District Attorney Chisholm has worked tirelessly for more than 20 years to keep the citizens of Milwaukee County safe, while respecting our rights and our humanity,” said Marlene Ott, former chair of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. “In this August’s Democratic primary, John Chisholm is the candidate that has rightly earned our Party’s endorsement.”

“I am honored to receive the support of the Democratic Party,” said Chisholm. “We are at a critical time in Milwaukee County and around the country, and I will continue to provide the leadership we need without giving anyone special treatment. We can reduce crime, hold criminals accountable, make sure public officials have earned the public’s trust, and serve the needs of victims and
survivors.”

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 August 9, 2016.

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One thought on “Democratic Party endorses District Attorney John Chisholm”

  1. The decision by the Democratic Party to support the present DA Mr. John Chisholm is well recognized due to the visibility and accountability shared with his existing record of service.
    His record is displaying a balance and support for justice in our communities for everyone with safety as a priority.
    The future of the Milwaukee community is evolving with opportunities and safety.
    Thanks goes out to all the supportive networks of our community.

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