Earnell Lucas
Press Release

Acting sheriff doesn’t understand requirements for office

"My experiences and qualifications far exceed those of my opponent."

By - Jul 27th, 2018 03:17 pm

MILWAUKEE COUNTY – Today, Earnell Lucas, Democratic candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff, released the following statement:

“A scurrilous attack was made by my opponent, right-wing acting sheriff Richard Schmidt, questioning my qualifications to become the next Milwaukee County Sheriff. Specifically, my opponent alleged that I would not be a certified law enforcement officer upon taking the Office of Sheriff. Apparently, my opponent doesn’t understand the qualifications for the office he is seeking.

“Sheriffs elected in Wisconsin are not required to be certified by the State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board. Upon taking office, I will attain recertification. Then, I will meet the annual recertification requirements set for all law enforcement officers. I have 25 years of law enforcement experience, 16 years as a Major League Baseball security executive and am the holder of a security clearance from the Department of Homeland Security. My experiences and qualifications far exceed those of my opponent.

“Milwaukee County needs a new sheriff who will effectively lead the organization and be accountable to the people of Milwaukee County and not one who runs from his past failures in management and leadership. This foolish attack by my opponent is an egregious attempt to misrepresent the facts.”

The Democratic primary election will be held Tuesday, August 14. Early voting in Milwaukee County begins on Monday, July 30. For further information on voting, visit myvote.wi.gov. For further information about Earnell Lucas, visit lucasformke.com.

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9 thoughts on “Acting sheriff doesn’t understand requirements for office”

  1. Jacob currently of the MKE says:

    Chris Abele wants a hand picked Crony in the sherrifs office. That’s why he’s supporting him.

  2. Troll says:

    Earnell Lucas has said little about Sanctuary cities. I presume Milwaukee will join the ranks of urban environments where we value the illegal alien over the American citizen.

  3. PMD says:

    Only white males Troll, obviously. I mean he’s, gasp, black. His campaign website says he values all people of color over white males like you. At least you have Richard Spencer and Jordan Peterson sticking up for you.

  4. GPS says:

    Based on the people who have endorsed him, Lucas will not be a law and order sheriff.
    Just look south to Cook County, IL and see what a non-law enforcement sheriff does.

  5. PMD says:

    Oh please law and order is fearmongering right-wing nonsense. Lucas isn’t going to empty the county jail.

  6. pplr says:

    You mean how Walker is bringing Illinois style corruption to Madison?

    Considering how eager they are to cover it up when Walker or Trump break the law the idea conservatives are “law and order” folks is something of a bad joke.

    Also I read earlier this year how a father and small businessman who employed 3 was deported when he went to pay a ticket. And getting a ticket was the first brush with the law he had in the past several years. Not exactly a danger to society.

  7. GPS says:

    Pplr
    Who are they?
    Identify the corruption you speak of?
    And what does anything you wrote have to do with the Milwaukee Sheriffs race?

  8. PMD says:

    Well Schmidt is done. Women should stay in a marriage even after they have been physically abused because god. Yeah sorry bud you are done retire and become a pastor full-time.

  9. David Nelson says:

    Lucas’ press release is short and to the point. He is more qualified than Schmidt. Perhaps that is why Schmidt attacked him in the first place.

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