State Attorney General Race
The two candidates for state Attorney General both agree that heroin addiction and crimes related to it are a top priority. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, a Democrat, says it takes a human toll with the dying and addicted. She says then there’s the property crime and violence that the addiction can lead to. Waukesa County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a Republican, says Waukesha County has a drug court and he served on the task force that made recommendations that led to State Representative John Nygren’s Hope legislation, a package of seven bills aimed at addressing the problem. The two face other in the General Election on Tuesday, November 4th.
Internet Crimes Against Children
How will the two candidates for state Attorney General tackle the growing problem of Internet crimes against children? Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel says he has a plan and more resources have to be put on it. He says his experience prosecuting such cases led to serving on a state task force addressing the problem. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ says the Department of Justice got so many tips there was a problem processing all those tips. She says she has a plan to address that. Schimel is a Republican and Happ a Democrat.
Background Checks For Gun Owners
Candidates for the state Attorney General’s office differ on background checks for those purchasing guns. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, the Democratic candidate, says it’s about those who by law shouldn’t possess guns. She says felons, domestic abusers and people subject to protection orders shouldn’t have them. The Republican candidate, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, says we don’t need more laws for law abiding gun owners. He says it’s about enforcing the laws against people who use guns to commit crimes. On Tuesday, November 4th voters will decide which candidate will succeed State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.