Democrats united behind Susan Happ for attorney general

Left to right Jon Richards, Susan Happ, and Ismael Ozanne

Left to right Jon Richards, Susan Happ, and Ismael Ozanne

Former political rivals came together in Milwaukee on Friday to show united support for the Democratic candidate for Attorney General Susan Happ.

After a highly contested primary, Rep. Jon Richards and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne appeared with Happ on Friday at a news conference in Milwaukee.

Richards and Ozanne agreed that it was time for Democrats to “close ranks” and work to elect candidate Susan Happ.

The Jefferson-based prosecutor won her primary contest by a wide margin, something she says is proof voters are ready for a new kind of Attorney General who will protect the rights of all Wisconsin citizens.

Happ has been the Jefferson County District Attorney since 2009 – the first Democrat to hold the office in 70 years.

As the Democratic nominee for Attorney General, Happ will face Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel in the general election.