Nearly two dozen Minnesota sheriffs endorse Jim Schultz over Keith Ellison in attorney general race
The Republican nominee gets law enforcement backing against the incumbent Democrat
September 21, 2022
Nearly two dozen Minnesota county sheriffs are backing Republican Jim Schultz in his closely watched race to unseat Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison.
The 22 sheriffs who endorsed Schultz on Tuesday include Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie, Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart and Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry. Fletcher said his endorsement of Schultz marks the first time he's backed an attorney general candidate in his law enforcement career, which has spanned almost 50 years.
Schultz, who has also been endorsed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said he will announce more law enforcement endorsements in the coming weeks.