The WPPA’s Senate Recall Election Endorsements

The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) has endorsed the following candidates in the State Senate Recall Elections that will be held on June 5. The WPPA’s board of directors, which is comprised of active law enforcement officers from all across the state, overwhelmingly chose to support these individuals after carefully evaluating all of the candidates and their records.

LORI COMPASS FOR THE 13TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT

“Lori Compas recognizes how important it is to treat the law and the officers who enforce it with respect,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “In addition to his support for a huge $73 million dollar cut to the aid that the state provides to municipalities to help pay for police and fire services, Scott Fitzgerald has thumbed his nose at the law and every given opportunity. This was best exemplified when he tried to use senate resolutions that he knew to be unlawful to arrest Democratic legislators last year. He has abused his power and has turned his back on the dedicated men and women who police our streets. We are confident that Lori Compas will make public safety an important priority.”

DONNA SEIDEL FOR THE 29TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT

“As a former Wausau police officer and investigator for the Marathon County District Attorney’s Office, Donna Seidel possesses an intimate knowledge of the issues that impact Wisconsin’s law enforcement community, said WPPA Executive Jim Palmer. “She has fought to ensure that law enforcement officers have the resources needed to keep our communities safe. By contrast, in supporting a huge $73 million dollar cut to the aid the state provides to municipalities to help pay for police and fire services, Jerry Petrowski has abandoned public safety and those who provide it. Given this stark comparison, the choice is clear. Donna Seidel can be counted on to do the right thing and to fight to protect the dedicated men and women who risk their lives every day.”

JOHN LEHMAN FOR THE 21ST STATE SENATE DISTRICT

“When John Lehman previously served in the State Senate, he was one of law enforcement’s biggest supporters and advocated, as evidenced by one of the best voting records of anyone in the legislature,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “Though Van Wanggaard is a former police officer in Racine, his support for a huge $73 million dollar cut to the aid the state provides to municipalities to help pay for police and fire services definitively shows how he has turned his back on the law enforcement community to which he once belonged. We proudly join the Racine Police Association in endorsing John Lehman as the candidate who will best support our efforts to keep our communities safe.”

KRISTIN DEXTER FOR THE 23RD STATE SENATE DISTRICT

“As a state representative, Kristin Dexter always fought to make sure that police officers had the resources needed to keep our communities safe,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “In his support for a huge $73 million dollar cut to the aid the state provides to municipalities to help pay for police and fire services, Terry Moulton has turned his back on the dedicated men and women who police our streets. We are confident that Kristin Dexter will make public safety an important priority.”

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With over 10,000 members from nearly 400 local association affiliates, the WPPA is the state’s largest law enforcement group.

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