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43 County Prosecutors Endorse Bill Schuette For Governor


Joined by the Police Officers Association of Michigan, 43 Michigan county prosecutors now officially support Bill Schuette for governor

MIDLAND — The Bill Schuette for Governor campaign today announced that more Michigan county prosecutors have put their support behind Attorney General Bill Schuette to be Michigan’s next governor, bringing Schuette’s total to 43 county prosecutors.

Schuette, Michigan’s chief law enforcement officer and conservative candidate for governor, has made it a priority to work in partnership with county prosecutors to make Michigan safer for families and help ensure Michigan is a place where our economy can grow and thrive. Law enforcement leaders are supporting Schuette for these and many other reasons:

OK2SAY: Bill Schuette helped create the OK2SAY school safety program, which provides a confidential way for students, parents, family, and friends to report potential acts of violence, bullying, and self-harm to authorities who can act preemptively.  More than 11,000 tips have been submitted since the program began.

Human Trafficking: Schuette created a commission to closely study and establish the facts about the plague of sexual slavery known as human trafficking. His office prosecuted the first criminal cases of human trafficking and worked to ensure people rescued from human trafficking are treated like victims instead of criminals.

Sexual Assault DNA Kits: Schuette helped find funding to test sexual assault DNA evidence kits that were abandoned and never tested, which had left rapists on the streets and denied justice to the survivors of sexual assault. Schuette has continued to work with counties around the state to find funding to test evidence kits and help investigate and prosecute cases.

Public Integrity Unit: As attorney general, Schuette made it priority to prosecute public corruption cases across the state. Schuette created a Public Integrity Unit that has filed more than 300 charges.

“Michigan’s county prosecutors have a tough job. Their duty to uphold the law and desire to protect Michigan families is essential to our system of justice and keeping our streets safe,” said Schuette.  “As attorney general it has been my honor to stand by them and now I am honored to have them stand by me as I seek to become Michigan’s next governor.”

Previously, Schuette announced that he is endorsed by the Police Officers Association of Michigan (in the Republican primary), former Oakland County Prosecutor (and current County Executive) L. Brooks Patterson and former Eaton County Sheriff (and current Senator) Rick Jones.  He also announced that Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard serves as the chair of his Schuette Law Enforcement Coalition, joined Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz as vice-chair.

The coalition will advise Schuette on law enforcement issues and explore policies that will help protect Michigan families and provide assistance and support to the survivors of abuse and crime.

The following 43 prosecutors have joined Team Schuette:

Thomas Weichel, Alcona
Karen Bahrman, Alger
Myrene Koch, Allegan
James Rossiter, Antrim
Joseph P. O’Leary, Baraga
Sara Swanson, Benzie
Mike Sepic, Berrien
David Gilbert, Calhoun
Victor Fitz, Cass
Allen Telgenhof, Charlevoix
Robert Stratton, Chippewa
Charles Sherman, Clinton
Michelle J. Ambrozaitis, Clare
Sierra Koch, Crawford
Lisa Richards, Dickinson
Doug Lloyd, Eaton
James Linderman, Emmet
Aaron Miller, Gladwin
Keith Kushion, Gratiot
Neal Brady, Hillsdale
Gary Rapp, Iosco
Jerard Jarzynka, Jackson
Mike Perreault, Kalkaska
Craig Cooper, Lake
Michael Sharkey, Lapeer
Joseph Hubbell, Leelanau
R. Burke Castleberry, Lenawee
William Vailliencourt, Livingston
Josh Freed, Luce
Jason Haag, Manistee
Brian Thiede, Mecosta
J. Dee Brooks, Midland
Worth Stay, Newaygo
Joseph Bizon, Oceana
Anthony Badovinac, Osceola
Cassandra Morse-Bills, Oscoda
Mary Beebe, Roscommon
Michael Wendling, St. Clair
John McDonough, St. Joseph
Deana Finnegan, Shiawassee
Mark Reene, Tuscola
Michael Bedford, Van Buren
Jason Elmore, Wexford

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