First newspaper to endorse in sheriff’s race backs Earnell Lucas

MILWAUKEE – Today, the Wisconsin Gazette endorsed Earnell Lucas, candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff in the Democratic Primary.  The Gazette is the first publication to endorse a candidate in the sheriff’s race, and the most recent addition to a growing list of elected officials, community advocates, and organizations supporting Lucas.

The front page of this week’s Wisconsin Gazette reads “Earnell Lucas has the experience and leadership qualities required to restore professionalism and sanity to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.” The progressive newspaper also cited Earnell’s experience working with federal, state and local agencies. The article concludes “He entered [the race for Sheriff] first, and now it’s in Milwaukee County’s best interest that he finishes first August 14th.”

 “The Gazette is one of Wisconsin’s leading publications, and it shares my commitment to promoting fairness and equality for all,” said Lucas.  “The Gazette supports my vision of making Milwaukee County strong and safe, and has a history of helping build a vibrant and informed community.  As the next Milwaukee County Sheriff, I will uphold the confidence and trust placed in me by stakeholders all across our community to restore honor and integrity to the Sheriff’s Office.”

Earnell Lucas was born and raised in Milwaukee. He is a graduate of Rufus King High School and Marquette University and is a 25-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, retiring at the rank of captain. He enjoys a successful career with Major League Baseball, where he has served in many capacities, including Head of Security. Earnell lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Linda, and attends St. Matthew CME Church.

The Democratic Primary election will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018. For more information visit or contact the campaign at


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