Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses DA John Chisholm
Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.
“John Chisholm is the progressive leader we need guiding Milwaukee’s criminal justice system,” said Senator Baldwin. “John’s record of groundbreaking reforms has earned him a national reputation as an innovator building safer, stronger communities. Milwaukee County has benefited greatly from John’s integrity and leadership in fighting family violence, reducing racial disparities, and demanding accountability for violations of the public trust. John is the clear choice for re-election on August 9.”
“I am honored by Senator Baldwin’s support,” Chisholm responded. “Her trailblazing leadership in Washington has made our community – and our nation – a better place. I am proud to receive the Senator’s endorsement, and I look forward to our continued partnership in keeping our community a safe and just place for all its citizens.”
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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