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Iron Workers Endorse Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for Re-Election

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

By - Jun 14th, 2016 09:14 am

MILWAUKEE – The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 8 added their name to growing list of labor organizations supporting the re-election of Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

“John Chisholm has stood up for Wisconsin’s working families time and time again during his more than 20 years of public service,” said Anthony Mayrhofer, Business Manager of Iron Workers Local 8. “We need more public officials like John who are accountable to the citizens and not any special interest, our organization is proud to stand beside him in his bid for reelection this fall.”

“I am honored to have earned the support of the working men and women of Iron Workers Local 8,” said Chisholm. “The citizens of Milwaukee County deserve a District Attorney who is dedicated to making sure they are safe and that the criminal justice system works for everyone.”

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 more than 50 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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