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Our Wisconsin Revolution Partners with Local Organizations to Host Debate

Forward Kenosha, Our Wisconsin Revolution, and Kenosha County Democratic Party partner to host Kenosha County Sheriff Primary Candidate Forum

June 28, 2018
Contact: Grace Wagner,

Kenosha, WI – In an effort to inform Kenosha area voters ahead of the August 14th primary election three groups, Our Wisconsin Revolution, Forward Kenosha, and Kenosha County Democratic Party, are hosting the Kenosha County Sheriff Primary Forum and Debate between Andy Berg and David Zoerner. Berg and Zoerner are set to face-off in the August 14th primary for the chance to run against the Republican incumbent, Dave Beth.

WHO: Forward Kenosha, Kenosha County Democratic Party and Our Wisconsin Revolution host candidates Andy Berg and Dave Zoerner
WHAT: Kenosha County Sheriff Primary Candidate Forum
WHEN: Thursday, June 28th – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: UAW Local 72 Hall, 3615 Washington Rd. Kenosha, WI 53144

“With the importance of law enforcement to our community, from fighting the opioid epidemic to reducing recidivism, we need a Sheriff that represents all Kenosha County residents equally,” said Our Wisconsin Revolution Co-Chair Terrance Warthen. “We hope to further the fulfillment of that need by having a robust primary and allowing residents to hear from both candidates.”

“The office of Sheriff is one that not only upholds the law and the Constitution, but also one that must value all human life and serve our community through effective partnerships. Sheriff’s serve as role models to our community and must do so with strength of character, integrity, adaptability and sound judgment,” said Forward Kenosha Acting President, Jodi Muerhoff. “We see this forum as a service to our community, providing the opportunity to interact with two of the candidates seeking this office.”

“With all the challenges facing Kenosha County during these contemporary times we need a Sheriff who understands these new difficulties and is equipped to handle them. The Sheriff has to be able to manage his office and deputies to treat all residents fairly. The Kenosha County Sheriff Department is the 3rd largest law enforcement agency in the state and needs strong leadership,” said Kenosha County Democratic Party Treasurer Sally Simpson. “The Kenosha County Democratic Party sees this forum as a chance to determine which candidate will best represent us and be a formidable challenger in the general election.”

Hosting this forum, set for late June, creates the potential for a pre-primary endorsement from any one of the organizations hosting or in attendance.

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