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David A. Clarke Jr. For Milwaukee County Sheriff

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I’m just a cop asking you to cast aside the party labels and political games to vote for me on the real issues: putting career criminals in jail and supporting the United States constitution – PERIOD! Someone gave me this suggestion today to eliminate confusion...If you are a conservative or Republican voting for Clarke, do so and then STOP after that.  In a primary you cannot then go over and vote in the Republican side of the ballot. Thanks for your continued support. …
Milwaukee County residents, Sheriff Clarke needs your help. Please listen to this brief message about the August 12 primary election.  This is a bigger deal than the general election in November.  Please share on Facebook and tell your friends.  
Click Here to Read Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. letter to DA John Chisholm's letter of June 2nd
Washington Post Opinions U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene. Last Tuesday, Randa halted the corruption being committed by people pretending to administer campaign regulations — regulations ostensibly enacted to prevent corruption or the appearance thereof. The prosecutors’ cynical manipulation of Wisconsin’s campaign …
The Sentinel Journal recently concocted a story. They took comments by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and then vicariously through a former sheriff, tried to attribute those comments to me. What’s next? Will Dan Bice attempt to link me to L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rant because I watched a Clippers game on TV a year ago? That would be Bice’s application of six degrees of separation. This politics-as-usual from the Sentinel Journal started when I left the liber…
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Awards & Achievements

2002 – Appointed Milwaukee Sheriff by Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum

2003 – Concordia University Wisconsin, Alumnus of the Year Award

2004 – Completed Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

2004 – Executive Development Program of the National Sheriff’s Institute participant

2005 – Completed Driving Government Performance: Leadership Strategies that Produce Results at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

2005 – Nominated to the FBI’s 28th Annual National Executive Institute

2009 – Studied with Police Chief William Bratton and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca

2009Americanism Award from the Milwaukee County War Memorial Veterans Board of Directors, in “appreciation for his version of law and order.”

2011 – Fulfilled a law enforcement executive training mission sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation

2013 – Sheriff of the Year Award from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association for, “Demonstrating true leadership and courage…staying true to his oath, true to his badge, and true to the people he has promised to serve and protect.”

2013 – The High Noon Award, presented by Gun Owners of America


Member of:

American Jail Association

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Major County Sheriffs’ Association

Badger State Sheriff’s Association

Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association

Legal Affairs Committee of National Sheriffs’ Association


Served on the Board of:

Three Harbors Council Boy Scouts of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee,

Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation

American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin


Get to know...

My greatest achievement is:  Being named Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association, Sheriff Of The Year for 2013 by my colleagues.

My favorite book is: My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir.  The book spans the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from childhood in the Deep South being raised by his grandfather to his nomination as the second black justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court

My favorite TV show is: South Park, love its political incorrectness.

My favorite movie is: War Horse

My favorite childhood memory is: Going with my dad to watch him skydive

The person I most admire is:  My Dad, David A. Clarke Sr.

Three words people use to describe me are: Confident, Consistent, Straightforward

The worst job I had as a teenager: I was raised to believe that no job is bad

The food I like best is:  Italian especially cream sauce dishes

My favorite hobby is:  Reading for knowledge

My goals for the year are:  To be better at what I do today than I was yesterday…continually pursuing excellence

My favorite music group is: Country singer George Strait

My pet: Two of them, my Rottweiler Zoo-kess and my horse Ranger.

My favorite vacation place: Ixtapa, Mexico