Teachers, janitors, child care providers, health care workers endorse 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.
MILWAUKEE – American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 212, representing instructors, professional staff and counselors at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and SEIU Wisconsin State Council, representing janitors, child care providers and health care workers, both endorsed Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election today. Together they represent more than 10,000 Wisconsin workers.
“John Chisholm is a proven ally for our community’s students and educators,” said Dr. Michael Rosen, President of AFT Local 212. “John’s leadership in making Milwaukee safer and reforming the criminal justice system, especially for those facing addiction, is deeply connected to our mission of giving teens and adults opportunities through education. John has led the way in promoting alternatives to incarceration, protecting victims of family violence, and reducing racial disparities. We wholeheartedly endorse John for re-election on August 9.”
“John Chisholm has devoted his career to protecting the people of Milwaukee County,” said Bruce Colburn, Vice President of Politics and Growth at SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, “and he’s earned a well-deserved national reputation for his vision and success.
“John is also an advocate for good, clean government and has stood up to those that want to undermine our democracy,” said Colburn. “His leadership is keeping our community safe and transforming our justice system, reducing disparities and promoting investment in our neighborhoods.”
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.
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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