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A tough, proven prosecutor.

"As a front-line prosecutor, it's critical we have an attorney general who'll support law enforcement and has firsthand experience fighting crime. As the next attorney general, my primary focus will be on the safety and security of families all across Wisconsin."

-Eric Toney, Fond du Lac District Attorney
A strong partner for law enforcement
"My dad served in law enforcement for 30 years, and I personally know the sacrifices they make to serve and protect." Eric Toney
Holding criminals accountable
Eric is endorsed by more than 100 law enforcement officials.
A "top cop" we can be proud of.
Eric is currently serving his third term as District Attorney assuming office in January of 2013. He also serves as President-Elect of the Wisconsin District Attorneys' Association.
Prosecute Crime | Restore Law and Order
"As Fond du Lac District Attorney, Eric Toney has proven himself to be a tough but fair prosecutor. He's stood behind law enforcement by working to keep violent criminals behind bars, encouraging programs that reduce recidivism, and ensuring deputies and officers have the legal knowledge they need to make sound decisions on the street. Wisconsin needs an attorney general who will stand with law enforcement and help us keep families safe. Please join me in endorsing Eric Toney for Wisconsin Attorney General."
- Ryan Waldschmidt, Fond du Lac County Sheriff
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2022
TONEY: WE HAVE THE TEAM, MESSAGE, AND SUPPORT TO RETIRE JOSH KAUL TO PRIVATE PRACTICE 
No amount of money can cover up Josh Kaul’s failures as Attorney General. 

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Fond Du Lac County District Attorney, Eric Toney, released the following statement regarding the release of his latest campaign finance report:

“I have visited 67 counties, and I am humbled by the incredible energy and bipartisan support for our grassroots campaign for a prosecutor and not a politician to lead our DOJ. Since the beginning of our campaign, over half of our donors have given under $50, showing that our message of prosecuting crime, backing the badge, and enforcing the rule of law is resonating with the hardworking voters of Wisconsin.

“I am proud to be law enforcement’s choice with overwhelming bipartisan support from local Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and District Attorneys from across the state. With the help of so many dedicated supporters, we prevailed in the primary despite being outspent by over $1 million. There is no amount of money Josh Kaul could raise that can rescue his failed record. Crime rates and opioid deaths are at historic highs, and Kaul responded by leaving critical DCI and prosecutor positions at the DOJ unfilled, and has horribly mismanaged the crime labs. We will win in November because the people of Wisconsin will not tolerate Kaul’s failures any longer, and they understand that we need a prosecutor, not a politician, leading our DOJ because public safety is on the ballot.”

Toney’s fundraising support, fundraising team, and campaign team has grown tremendously. 
Darrin Schmitz will continue to serve as General Consultant. Darrin is the President of Persuasion Partners, and was Eric Toney’s consultant in his recent primary election victory. He also served as the chief strategist for Brad Schimel’s victorious 2014 campaign for Wisconsin Attorney General as well as JB Van Hollen’s two successful general elections for Attorney General. He was general consultant to U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, Gov. Tommy Thompson, and Reince Priebus’ campaign for RNC Chairman. He’s provided voter contact services to Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, President Donald Trump, and many more across 33 states as well as 10 state GOP Parties.

Steve Michael will serve as Senior Advisor. Steve has a long history as a political operative, which has given him the chance to work in 23 states and consult on hundreds of races all across the country. He got his start by interning for Senator Grassley, and then became the regional field director for the Missouri Victory Campaign. In 2014, he served as the Political Director for Senator James Lankford. He has consulted on Congressional races, statehouse races, and everything in between. Currently, when he isn’t managing Victory’s political operations, he works as the South Carolina Victory Director.

CAMPAIGN STAFF
Barry Braatz will serve as Campaign Manager. Barry has served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Racine County and Waushara County District Attorney’s Offices for the last five years. As an Assistant District Attorney, Barry has successfully prosecuted homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking, and domestic violence. While a prosecutor in Racine County, Barry became heavily involved in the Republican Party of Racine County, as well as many local, state, and federal election campaigns, assisting numerous candidates in grassroots outreach, media strategy & implementation, and fundraising.

Courtney Mullen will serve as Deputy Campaign Manager & Communications Director. Courtney has experience working on gubernatorial & presidential campaigns, non-profit organizations, and within the federal government. Courtney worked as a political appointee for four years within the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and within the Department of Energy. At the White House, Courtney worked directly for three different directors of the Office of Presidential Personnel, helping them oversee the hiring of 4,000+ political appointees across the federal government. Courtney grew up in a law enforcement family in Green Bay, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Amber Schroeder will serve as Political Director & Grassroots Coordinator. Amber has previous campaign experience working for Senator Ron Johnson, serving as a Co-Chair for the 6th Congressional District on a gubernatorial campaign, as well as a volunteer on the Toney campaign. She co-founded Moms For Liberty of Ozaukee County and currently serves as Chair and Vice President. She has been actively involved in advocating for conservative candidates and conservative causes across the state of Wisconsin. She’s involved in local school board issues, and successfully recalled 4 school board members – forcing a special election. Amber has testified in front of the state Senate multiple times on education issues and parental rights. She’s also spoken at national events to other parents and education groups. She’s the president of her Home Owners Association and is a mom to three boys.

FINANCE TEAM 
Chandler Swansen and Mary Stitt will lead in-state fundraising efforts.

Chandler Swansen is the owner of Swansen Strategies, a consulting firm based in Wisconsin. Chandler has nearly 10 years of experience advising and raising funds for nonprofit organizations, as well as, political campaigns on the federal, state and local levels. Chandler is a graduate of Winona State University.

Mary Stitt has been involved with fundraising for over 30 years. She worked in the George H.W. Bush White House until 1992, and then moved to the RNC to help with fundraising endeavors. After her time with the RNC, Mary moved to Wisconsin and has been involved in Wisconsin campaigns for last 28 years. Mary has played a key role in fundraising efforts for Governor Walker, Governor Thompson, Speaker Paul Ryan, Congressman Mark Green, Attorney General JB Van Hollen, and many others.

Whitney Michael will lead national fundraising efforts. Whitney has successfully worked with numerous statewide campaigns, national committees, and advocacy organizations to support conservative candidates and causes across the nation. As a native of Oklahoma, Whitney began her political career as the Oklahoma State Director for Victory Enterprises, a full-service campaign consulting firm. She quickly transitioned into campaign finance serving as the Finance Director to South Carolina Attorney General, Alan Wilson. Whitney received her B.S. from Oklahoma State University and her Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas, Permian Basin.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2022
TONEY: OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS RIPPING THROUGH OUR COMMUNITIES, DESTROYING FAMILIES AND KILLING PEOPLE AT HISTORIC RATES
Northern and Central Wisconsin communities among those that are experiencing the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. 

WAUSAU, Wis. – Fentanyl and methamphetamine are pouring into the United States at record rates due to the crisis at the southern border and Wisconsin is experiencing record setting overdoses and deaths across the state due to this crisis.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney and law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, Eric Toney, released the following statement:

“The opioid epidemic has ripped through our communities, destroyed families, and is killing people at historic rates – including those in northern and central Wisconsin. Curbing this epidemic will take a commitment from everyone, and I am proud to partner with sheriffs across Wisconsin to help fight the endless flow of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other illicit drugs into our state.”

Toney added:

“As a District Attorney, I’ve committed to working with our law enforcement partners to aggressively investigate and prosecute those that deliver poison into our community to hold them accountable and keep our streets safe. During Josh Kaul’s tenure as Attorney General, Wisconsin has endured historic violent crime and drug deaths as he’s politicized the DOJ and defunded DCI agents, defunded prosecutors, and mismanaged our crime labs.”

Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks, Langlade County Sheriff Mark Westen, Taylor County Sheriff Larry Woebbeking, and Marathon County Chief Deputy Sheriff Chad Billeb joined Toney for this afternoon’s press conference.

This afternoon’s full press conference can be viewed here. 

District Attorney Eric Toney is endorsed by over 100 Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and Police Chiefs, and has been unanimously endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, the Milwaukee Police Association, the Racine Police Association, the Kenosha Professional Police Association and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization.

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For questions: courtney@erictoney.com
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      
September 22, 2022 
KAMALA HARRIS AND JOSH KAUL ARE BREAKING RECORDS: CRIME RATES, FENTANYL TRAFFICKING, AND BORDER CROSSINGS 
The policies Josh Kaul has supported, advocated for, and spent taxpayer dollars defending in court have directly resulted in Wisconsin being a more dangerous place to live. 
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – While the border is in disarray, crime is out of control, and fentanyl use is surging throughout the country, Kamala Harris is in Milwaukee meeting with Josh Kaul and his radical Democrat colleagues from across the country. 

Law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, Eric Toney, released the following statement:

“Josh Kaul should use his time with the Vice President to demand an immediate change to our immigration and border policies. Our nation’s “Border Czar” – Kamala Harris – has failed at securing our southern border and unfortunately, Josh Kaul doesn’t have the guts to stand up to his own party and demand policy changes that will make our communities safer. Kaul and Harris are both dangerous when it comes to issues of public safety, and they represent the kind of soft-on-crime woke criminal justice policies that contributed to riots and looting in Kenosha, Madison, and Milwaukee.” 

Toney added:

“Kaul was too ashamed to stand with Joe Biden during Biden’s Labor Day visit to Wisconsin. Will Kaul stand shoulder to shoulder with someone who raised money to a bail fund that helped release a murderer? Kaul can’t hide from the voters the fact he’s mismanaged the state’s crime labs, defunded the police at the DOJ, presided over record homicides in Milwaukee, and called for eliminating cash bail. Kaul and Harris are the poster children for the soft-on-crime policies that are making Wisconsin less safe.”


The Facts:

This morning’s full press conference can be viewed here.

District Attorney Eric Toney is endorsed by over 100 Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and Police Chiefs, and has been unanimously endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, the Milwaukee Police Association, the Racine Police Association, the Kenosha Professional Police Association and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization.

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For questions: courtney@erictoney.com

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2022
ERIC TONEY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ENDORSEMENT FROM WISCONSIN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
MADISON, Wis. – Yesterday, the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee – the political arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation – announced their endorsement of Eric Toney for Wisconsin’s Attorney General.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney and law enforcement’s choice for Attorney General, Eric Toney, released the following statement:

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Volunteers for Agriculture. Wisconsin’s agriculture industry is critical to the success of our state’s economy. Farmers need a partner at the Department of Justice who will work with them – not against them. Farmers, like all law-abiding citizens, work hard to follow the law, and I will work just as hard to provide certainty and predictability to farmers so that our agriculture industry can flourish.”

You can read the full release here.

District Attorney Eric Toney is endorsed by over 100 Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and Police Chiefs, and has been unanimously endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, the Milwaukee Police Association, the Kenosha Professional Police Association, the Racine Police Association, and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization.

To learn more about why Eric Toney is running for Attorney General, along with his background and vision for Wisconsin, click here.

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For questions: courtney@erictoney.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2022
TONEY: COMMENDS MADISON CITY COUNCIL AND EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER ADDED LEVEL OF BUREAUCRATIC OVERSIGHT 
In the wake of the riots that destroyed landmarks at the Capitol and looters who raided State Street businesses, Madison City Council rejected an ordinance which would’ve banned the use of non-violent tools police use to stop criminals and keep communities safe, but added an extra level of bureaucratic oversight to the process. 
MADISON, Wis. – Candidate for Attorney General, Eric Toney, applauded Madison City Council for rejecting the creation of Section 5.17 of the Madison General Ordinances, but expressed concern over the added level of bureaucratic oversight.

Toney released the following statement:

“I am pleased to learn that the Madison City Council rejected this ordinance. As was made clear by several law enforcement officials and organizations, including the Dane County Chiefs of Police Association, this ordinance would have severely hindered police officers’ ability to keep law-abiding community members safe and protect local businesses.”We want people to be able to exercise their right to peacefully assemble, but when bad actors choose violence and destruction, officers need every tool at their disposal to protect citizens and avoid the destruction we observed in 2020. The rejection of this ordinance allows law enforcement agencies to police effectively in the most unpredictable situations.

“However, I am concerned to see the added level of bureaucratic oversight which may cause officers to hesitate in times of great distress. Transparency is certainly necessary, but there are already mechanisms of review in place to ensure these tools are used appropriately.”

District Attorney Eric Toney is endorsed by over 100 Sheriffs, District Attorneys, and Police Chiefs, and has been unanimously endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, the Milwaukee Police Association, the Racine Police Association, the Kenosha Professional Police Association, and the Milwaukee Police Supervisors Organization.

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For questions: courtney@erictoney.com
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