Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Schimel for A.G.

WAUKESHA (WITI) -- Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson stood side-by-side with law enforcement leaders on Monday, January 27th to announce his endorsement of Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel this morning during a press conference.

Thompson noted Schimel’s experience in prosecuting child sexual assault, rape, drug trafficking, murder, and other heinous crimes has prepared him to be the state’s top cop.

“Brad brings more than 23 years of frontline prosecution to the role of Attorney General. His prosecution experience is unmatched by any of the candidates running for Attorney General, and his record and vision for fighting crime will be a tremendous asset for the Wisconsin Department of Justice,” said Thompson. 

Brad Schimel is a career prosecutor and the current Waukesha County District Attorney.  First elected District Attorney in 2006, he previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Waukesha County starting in 1990.  Schimel has conducted more than 150 Jury trials ranging from First Degree Intentional Homicide to traffic offenses. He was awarded the 2006 Wisconsin Association of Victim and Witness Professionals “Wisconsin Professional of the Year” for his work on behalf of victims of sexual assault.

In 2011, Schimel was appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Judicial Council as well as the Wisconsin Crime Victim Council, where he currently serves in a leadership capacity as the Secretary of the Council.