Why I'm Running

I want my family—and all of our families—to live in a Wisconsin that’s safer and stronger than the one we’re on track for right now. To get there, we need an Attorney General who is willing to take on tough fights and who is focused, every day, on protecting Wisconsinites.


We have an opioid epidemic that’s ripping families apart—and it’s getting worse. We’re not going to beat it until we start responding to it like the crisis it is.


We have a backlog of untested rape kits and increased delays in DNA and toxicology testing. Those backlogs mean that criminals who should be in jail remain on the streets and that justice is being delayed for victims of crime. We need to end the backlogs.


Protecting Wisconsin families also means enforcing the laws that keep us safe from consumer fraud and preserve our natural resources. Those who try to cheat Wisconsinites should expect to be held accountable. So should polluters who break our environmental laws.


My priorities are different from those of our current Attorney General. In his first two years in office, the Department of Justice tested only nine of the thousands of kits in the rape-kit backlog. He hired a corporate lobbyist to be his first Deputy AG. He fought against guaranteed overtime pay for people who put in the hours and make a fraction of what he does. He settled an air-pollution case against a major corporation without requiring the company to pay any fine at all. And he has spent about $83,000 of taxpayer money on promotional swag—from commemorative coins to custom-made fortune cookies.


We need to do better. The job of Attorney General has never been more important or more complex, and we can’t afford four more years of failed leadership. We need to bring change to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


I’d be grateful to have your support


— Josh

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