They join two dozen federal, state and local elected officials pledging support in the first week of campaign 

Madison – Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney joined over two dozen law enforcement leaders and local elected officials in endorsing Everett Mitchell in the first week of his campaign for Dane County Circuit Judge.  Joining Congressman Pocan and County Executive Parisi, Sheriff Mahoney had strong words of support, offering “Mitchell will bring a wealth of knowledge and community experience to the position of Circuit Court Judge at a time when other criminal justice leaders are embracing reforms to be smarter on crime.  His voice will be valuable, that is why I support Everett Mitchell for Dane County Judge.”

Sheriff Mahoney joins a number of Law Enforcement Leaders endorsing in this first week, including:

  • Susan Riseling, UW Madison Chief of Police
  • Chuck Foulke,  Middleton Chief of Police
  • Noble Wray, Retired Madison Police Chief
  • Cheri Maples, Attorney, Retired MPD Captain
  • David Couper, Retired MPD Chief
  • Barbara Franks, Assistant District Attorney

Mitchell was moved by the overwhelming support of over one hundred endorsements from community leaders and citizens in the first week of the campaign, including those in the legal and law enforcement community. Mitchell added, “My experience working with police officers, within the prisons, and within the courtroom offers me perspective on the critical issues we face together. I’m proud to have the support of those who know we will all work towards justice, as defined under the rule of law, and in a way that serves everyone equally. ”

Mitchell previously served as a Dane County Assistant District Attorney, and currently works as the Director of Community Relations for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mitchell has both authored and implemented strategies to cut recidivism rates for ex-offenders. More at

He and his wife Mankah live in Sun Prairie, with their two children.