ENDORSEMENTS

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“As the Anoka County Attorney since 2011, I have worked closely with Wade in his role as a line prosecutor, then Head of Operations in the Criminal Division, then advancing as the Manager of that division. I have seen tremendous growth in his ability to manage both people and problems. This ability is absolutely required in the role of County Attorney. Wade has worked effectively with law enforcement in his nearly 20 years in the Anoka County Attorney’s Office and has been an outstanding public servant in seeking justice for crime victims in Anoka County. His leadership skills, his compassion, and his dedication make him the ideal candidate to assume my duties when I retire at the end of this year. I fully support and endorse Wade Kish for the position of Anoka County Attorney. Please join me in voting for him in this November’s election.”

Tony Palumbo, Anoka County Attorney

"As Washington County Attorney for the past 12 years, I know what qualities are needed to be a successful County Attorney...  having known Wade Kish for over 20 years, I know he possesses all of those.  He is a tenacious and hard-working prosecutor, an inspiring supervisor for his staff, and above all, a dedicated public servant.  I've greatly admired his compassionate work with crime victims.  All of these qualities and more are why I urged him to enter the race for Anoka County Attorney, and why I enthusiastically support his candidacy"

Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney

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"I seriously believe that you have a very strong commitment toward maintaining public safety, and in giving law enforcement the support they deserve.  I'm pleased to endorse you as the next Anoka County Attorney."

 

Former Anoka Police Chief Andy Revering, who is recognized as 1 of 25 Law Enforcement Pioneers in the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.

" I was a State Fire Marshal/Arson Investigator for 24 years and had the privilege of working with Wade on several criminal cases.  Not content to sit at his desk and read reports, he routinely came into the field to see the crime scene and developed a spirit of cooperation among all agencies that resulted in successful prosecutions again and again.  Wade proves his dedication to public service with action.  I've also watched him in high profile trials and his preparation and meticulous attention to detail gives him quiet and total command of the whole process with no mistakes.  I gladly endorse his candidacy for Anoka County Attorney.

Denise Demars, Deputy State Fire Marshal (Retired)

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"Our son was assaulted, robbed and murdered in our own home.  Our lives were turned upside down.  Wade Kish led the prosecution of the two individuals involved.  He handled the case with knowledge and professionalism.  Wade treated our family with the utmost of dignity and respect from start to finish."

Tim Henderson, Lino Lakes

"In my role as a Detective, Lieutenant, and Commander of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Criminal Division, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Wade Kish over many years.  Wade has proven to be an accomplished prosecutor and leader within the Anoka County Attorney's office.  I endorse Wade Kish for Anoka County Attorney."

Bryon Fuerst, Commander CID/ACSO (Retired)

"As the past chairman of the Anoka County Fire Investigation Team, I have witnessed the tremendous work of Wade Kish.  Convicting those who use fire as a weapon requires excellent investigative skills and leadership to build a winning case.  For over a decade, Wade has been the lead attorney handling the cases we've submitted for prosecution.  Today, Anoka County has one of the highest arson conviction rates in the United States.  One of the main reasons for that is Wade's willingness to learn about arson, be trained as a fire investigator, and lead our team to success.  Because of his hard work, he was awarded "Prosecuting Attorney of the Year" by the Minnesota International Association of Arson Investigators.  I fully support his run for County Attorney, as I firmly believe he would make the same impact in that role."

Jerry Streich, Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, Former ACFIT Chair

I have worked with Wade Kish over my 27-year career with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.  Wade has been a great resource for me in my role as Commander of Justice Services Division...I'm endorsing Wade as the next Anoka County Attorney.  Wade will make a conscientious and responsible leader as the next Anoka County Attorney. 

Shelly Orlando, Commander, Justice Services ACSO (Retired)