Law Enforcement Officers Across Wisconsin Endorse Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

Law Enforcement Officials Across Wisconsin Endorse Justice Ann Walsh Bradley


Over 100 Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, and Law Enforcement leaders announce their support for Justice Bradley’s re-election.


For Immediate Release

February 11, 2015

Contact: Kory Kozloski (608) 213-7650

Madison, WI – Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s campaign today announced the endorsement of over 100 law enforcement officials from across the state. The bi-partisan list, which includes sheriffs, chiefs of police, and law enforcement leaders from every corner of Wisconsin, continues to demonstrate the strong support and growing momentum of the Bradley campaign.

“Justice Bradley never backs down when it comes to protecting the people of Wisconsin, defending their rights, and ensuring that everyone gets a fair shake,” said Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks. “That’s why she’s received such widespread support from law enforcement across the state.”

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney added, “Justice Bradley has the proven experience, the integrity, and the independence we need on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  For two decades she’s been tough, fair, and committed to protecting the people of Wisconsin.  I’m proud to join the numerous law enforcement officials across the state in endorsing her today.”

Kenosha County Sheriff Dave Beth concluded: “For twenty years Justice Bradley has served with distinction on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  She’s been tough, fair, and unwavering in her commitment to keeping the people of Wisconsin safe.  That’s exactly the kind of Justice we need on our state’s highest court.“

Justice Bradley expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support from the law enforcement community.

“Every day law enforcement officials put their lives on the line to serve and protect the people of Wisconsin,” said Justice Bradley. “Over my thirty years on the bench I’ve seen firsthand what makes our law enforcement leaders the best in the nation. I’m proud to have support from so many of these dedicated men and women.”

The Bradley campaign added that it will be announcing additional law enforcement endorsements in the coming weeks.

For the last two decades Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has served the people of Wisconsin on the Supreme Court. She was first elected in 1995, becoming only the third woman in the state’s history to win election to Wisconsin’s highest court. Prior to serving on the Supreme Court Justice Bradley was a Circuit Court Judge for ten years in Marathon County.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices are elected in the non-partisan April elections for 10-year terms. Election Day is April 7, 2015.




List of Law Enforcement Officials Endorsing Justice Bradley’s Re-Election Campaign:


Alma Police Chief Todd A. Ritscher

Amery Police Chief Thomas M. Marson

Ashland County Sheriff Mike “Mick” Brennan

Ashland Police Chief Greg Bebeau

Athens Police Chief Aaron Stencil

Balsam Lake Police Chief Thomas J. Thompson

Barron Police Chief Byron C. Miller

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald

Bayfield Police Chief John R. Fangman

Bayfield County Sheriff Paul Susienka

Belleville Police Chief William B. Eichelkraut

Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs

Berlin Police Chief Dennis W. Plantz

Bloomer Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer

Bonduel Police Chief Todd W. Chaney

Boulder Junction Officer in Charge James A. Hanson

Boyd & Cadott Police Chief Louis L. Eslinger

Burlington Police Chief Michael Sevick

Cameron Police Chief Terry L. Skaar (Ret.)

Cassville Police Chief Brent McDonald

Colby-Abbotsford Police Chief Ronald Gosse

Crawford County Sheriff Jerry Moran (Ret.)

Cross Plains Police Chief Thomas J. Janssen

Dane Police Chief Patrick W. Brown

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney

Edgar Police Chief Jeanette J. Stankowski

Fairchild Police Chief Steven R. Peterson

Farmington Patrol Administrator Walter Rassel

Fennimore Police Chief Christopher J. French

Fox Valley Metro Police Chief Erik Misselt

Galesville Police Chief Paul B. Evenson

Gilman Police Chief Thomas M. Tallier

Hartland Police Chief Robert J. Rosch

Hayward Police Chief Justin B. Hall

Hillsboro Police Chief Thomas J. Richardson

Hudson Police Chief Martin D. Jensen

Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk

Jefferson County Sheriff Orval Quamme (Ret.)

Juneau Police Chief David D. Beal

Kaukauna Police Chief John N. Manion

Kenosha Police Chief John W. Morrissey

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth

Kiel Police Chief David Funkhouser

Kohler Police Chief Willliam J. Rutten

La Pointe Police Chief William Defoe

La Pointe Police Chief Michael W. Anderson (Ret.)

Ladysmith Police Chief Allen S. Lobermeier

Lake Mills Police Chief Robert Delaney (Ret.)

Lancaster Police Chief Debra Reukauf

Lancaster Police Chief Steve Zabel (Ret.)

Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks

Marathon Police Chief Kory T. Gertschen

Marshall Police Chief Lee T. Hellenbrand

Medford Police Chief Ken D. Coyer

Mosinee Police Chief Kenneth W. Muelling

Muscoda Police Chief William J. Schramm

Nashotah Police Chief Kenneth Donovan

Neillsville Police Chief Bradley C. Lindner (Ret.)

New Holstein Police Chief Brian T. Reedy

New Richmond Police Chief Mark W. Samelstad

Oconomowoc Police Chief David R. Beguhn

Onalaska Police Chief Jeffrey S. Trotnic

Ontario Police Chief Matthew Hoskins

Price County Sheriff Richard Heitkamper (Ret.)

Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas

Park Falls Police Chief Scott R. Straetz

Potosi Police Chief Steven L. Alexander

Princeton Police Chief Matthew Bargenquast

Plover Police Chief Dwayne Wierzba (Ret.)

Racine Police Chief Arthel L. Howell

Rib Lake Police Chief Dan Kraschnewski

Richland Center Police Chief John Annear

Richland County Sheriff Jim Bindl

Ripon Police Chief David L. Lukoski

Ripon Captain Howard H. Stibb

Rosendale Police Chief Kevin L. Verdine

Rothschild Police Chief Jeremy Hunt

Sauk Prairie Police Chief Gerald W. Strunz

Seymour Police Chief Richard A. Buntrock

Shorewood Hills Police Chief Dennis A. Pine

Siren Police Chief Christopher P. Sybers

Spencer Police Chief Shawn M. Bauer

Stanley Police Chief Russell L. Kollmansberger (Ret.)

Star Prairie Police Chief Steven C. Lewis

Stevens Point Police Chief Kevin K. Ruder

Stratford Police Chief Korey L. Schillinger

Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander

Union Center Police Chief Chad T. Rick

UW- Madison Police Chief Susan Riseling

Vernon County Sheriff Geoffrey Banta (Ret.)

Viroqua Police Chief Daron Jefson

Wabeno Police Chief Thomas M. Tallier (Ret.)

Waupaca County Sheriff Brad Hardel

Waupun Police Chief Dale L. Heeringa

Wausau Police Chief Jeffrey G. Hardel

West Salem Police Chief Charles E. Ashbeck

Winneconne Police Chief Bradley J. Hanson

Wisconsin Rapids Police Chief Kurt D. Heuer

Wonewoc Police Chief Julie A. Ott

Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert

Woodville Police Chief Lori A. Hetfeld