Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes
Press Release

More Members of Law Enforcement Endorse Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate

WATCH: Mandela Barnes’ Plans on Public Safety

By - Sep 17th, 2022 05:07 pm

MADISON —  Today, more members of law enforcement and criminal justice from across the state joined a coalition endorsing Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes for the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin’s law enforcement know that they can trust Mandela to support them and provide resources to ensure they can keep communities safe.

The coalition of law enforcement includes:

Lt. Governor Barnes Has Worked to Keep Wisconsin Communities Safe 


The Evers-Barnes Administration Boosted Funding For Law Enforcement 

  • The Evers-Barnes Administration Invested Additional $45 Million On Violence Prevention Efforts In Wisconsin, Including $10.4 Million For A Competitive Grant Process To Support Violence Prevention Projects Statewide. [News 8000, 10/13/21]
  • The Evers-Barnes Administration Used $50 Million In American Rescue Plan Funding To Support Police, Sheriff’s Offices And Criminal Justice Initiatives. [WBAY, 3/15/22]


Lt. Governor Barnes Has Prioritized Public Safety Throughout His Career

  • Barnes Is Committed To Continuing Investment In Struggling Communities And Giving Law Enforcement Officers The Resources They Need To Prevent Crime Before It Happens. [Mandela Barnes Public Safety Proposal, 3/26/22]
  • Barnes Called For More Funding For Law Enforcement Officers So That They “Have The Resources They Need To Keep Us Safe,” And Called For More Investments In Crime Prevention. [WUWM, 7/18/22]
  • In the Assembly, Barnes Frequently Called for Gun Violence Prevention 
    • 2013: Barnes Released A Statement Regarding Gun Violence In Milwaukee, Saying, “As Elected Officials, We Have An Obligation To Our Constituency To Take The Necessary Actions To Ensure The Public Safety.” [Milwaukee Courier, 8/10/13]
  • 2014: Barnes Joined Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn As He Gave A Speech Addressing A Spate Of Shootings In Milwaukee. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/10/14]
  • 2022: Barnes Praised The U.S. House Agreement On Police Funding And Safety Bills, Saying, “We Must Ensure Our Police Officers Have The Resources And Accountability They Need To Keep Wisconsin Safe.” [Mandela Barnes, Press Release, 7/29/22]

Mandela Barnes Press Team

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

One thought on “More Members of Law Enforcement Endorse Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate”

  1. Ed Werstein says:

    I just emailed the link to this article to Senator Johnson, not that it will do any good, mind you, but more that it made me feel good to do it.

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