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District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups

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.

By - Aug 5th, 2016 03:33 pm

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has earned the support of every elected official, labor union, and law enforcement organization endorsing in the August 9th primary.

Chisholm has also earned the endorsement of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, former Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler, former Governor Jim Doyle, former Secretary of State Vel Phillips, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and numerous other state legislators, county board members, local executives, and legislators.

In addition to these endorsements from elected officials, Chisholm has gained the support of the following public and private sector labor, law enforcement, and citizen organizations:

AFSCME Council 32

AFT Local 212

Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin Action Fund

Cudahy Professional Supervisors Association

Democratic Parties of Milwaukee & Wisconsin

IBEW Local Union 494

Iron Workers Local 8

Milwaukee Area Labor Council

Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council

Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

Milwaukee Police Association

Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association

Milwaukee Police Supervisors Association

Milwaukee Retired Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

Operating Engineers Local 139

SEIU Wisconsin State Council

Steamfitters Local 601

Teamsters Local 200

Wauwatosa Professional Firefighters

Wauwatosa Professional Police Association

West Allis Professional Police Association

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals

Wisconsin Working Families Party
“It has been an honor to receive such overwhelming support from citizens and organizations across Milwaukee County,” said District Attorney John Chisholm. “I have worked over the last ten years to make our community a safer and more prosperous place for all the citizens of Milwaukee County. I look forward to continuing these partnerships in the future.”

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. 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.

For more information and a full list of endorsements, visit www.johnchisholm.org. The Democratic Primary election is Tuesday, August 9.

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5 thoughts on “District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups”

  1. Vincent Hanna says:

    Swanigan doesn’t really have a chance does she, as the Journal Sentinel suggested yesterday? Also, why do Petersen and his cronies even want her as DA? They hate Chisholm so much that the replacement is irrelevant? Do they care at all about her beliefs? I see that she strongly supports BLM and is outraged that no charges were filed after Corey Stingley’s death. I can’t image Petersen and his fellow conservatives share those views.

  2. AG says:

    You know the candidate is a bad choice when even some of the right wing talk radio personalities don’t back the person they’re supposed to be supporting. Although some, like Belling for example, were never very anti-Chisolm to begin with… just anti-John Doe.

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    The whole thing sure seems odd. Is the most likely explanation that Petersen and Friends couldn’t find anyone else willing to run against Chisholm?

  4. AG says:

    I’d have to imagine that’s the case. I think even many republicans recognize Chisholm as a generally fair player and probably don’t really have a strong desire to try to push him out… which leaves the extremists to do it on their own. And this is what you get…

  5. Rich says:

    Here’s one take on the use of Swanigan by O’Keefe/Petersen:
    http://domsdomainpolitics.blogspot.com/2016/07/is-da-chisholm-running-against-judas.html

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