September 05, 2017

America First Action Announces Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke as a Senior Advisor and Spokesman

September 5, 2017 – America First Action today announced that former Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has joined its team as a Senior Advisor and Spokesman. America First Action is the primary super PAC dedicated to electing federal candidates who support the agenda of the Trump-Pence administration.

“David Clarke is an American patriot, and we are very proud to welcome him to America First,” said Brian O. Walsh, President of America First Action. “Having spent a lifetime in law enforcement—protecting and serving his community and fighting for justice and the Second Amendment—Sheriff Clarke doesn’t just believe in making America safe again; he’s devoted his life to it.”

“It’s truly an honor to join the America First Action team, most importantly because we share the same values that most hard-working, law-abiding Americans do,” said Sheriff Clarke. “It gives me the chance to do what I love most—promote President Trump’s agenda, including his fierce support for the American law enforcement officer, and ensure that the will of the American people who got President Trump elected is not derailed by the left or the self-serving Washington establishment.”

Sheriff Clarke began his 40-year career in law enforcement in 1978, when he joined the Milwaukee Police Department. In 2002, he was appointed Milwaukee County Sheriff by Republican Governor Scott McCallum. Sheriff Clarke, a Democrat, has since been re-elected four times, most recently in 2014.

Sheriff Clarke received the 2013 Sheriff of the Year Award from the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and in 2016, he was named Law Enforcement Leader of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association Foundation (FLEOA). Earlier this year, Sheriff Clarke, a frequent television commentator, published his first book, Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America.

Sheriff Clarke endorsed President Trump in a speech at the Republican National Convention, where he lauded the candidate for “consistently and constantly rais[ing] his voice not only in defense of the character of the American police officer, but the need for all people to feel they are being treated fairly and respectfully by law enforcement.”

Tune in to Fox News Channel tonight to see Sheriff Clarke talk about his new role with Sean Hannity (10-11 PM ET). 

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