Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke today announced that he has decided to continue serving as Milwaukee County Sheriff and will forgo the upcoming campaign for the soon to be open position of Milwaukee County Executive.
“I am grateful for the trust and support the voters gave me in the election earlier this month, and I want to focus my full attention on improving the quality of life for the people of Milwaukee County,” Clarke said in a statement.“Campaigns can be a distraction for an organization,” he added.
“Starting another one just after being elected to a new term is not the right step at this point. I’m committed to keeping this organization on track toward improving the quality of life for the people of Milwaukee County. Public safety continues to be my passion and job one for this office.”