Van Hollen officially announces his reelection bid for a 2nd term as the state’s top cop.
It had been assumed, but it’s official now. JB Van Hollen is vying for another four years as Wisconsin’s attorney general.
“Even though it was assumed, I think it’s important to make it very clear to people that I have been honored to serve as their attorney general for three plus years and I look forward to hopefully doing so for three plus more years.”
Van Hollen makes his announcement in six major cities throughout the state, along with the support of law enforcement leaders. He says he’s being endorsed by 61 sheriffs and 50 DAs of both political parties because his office has done a lot to help cops do their job to improve public safety. Protecting kids, he says, is first and foremost.
“Helping to take child molesters off the streets… has always been my number one priority.”
Van Hollen touts his record of eliminating the backlog of DNA evidence in the Wisconsin Crime Lab, fighting online sex predators, cracking down on voter fraud, getting rid of criminal illegal aliens, and protecting Second Amendment rights. Republican Van Hollen faces Democrat Scott Hassett, former DNR Secretary, in the November 2 general election.
NOTE: Van Hollen also has endorsements of the Milwaukee Police Association, Wisconsin Professional Police Association and the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.
Jackie Johnson report 1:22