Dear editor:

By now you have seen political yard signs throughout your community.

A person can write whatever he wants on a sign, but that does not mean the message is filled with facts. The race for Calumet County district attorney is not a race for law enforcement. For you to be told something different is misleading information to you as a voter. Throughout his campaign, my opponent has gone as far as publicizing the law enforcement tragedies in this country in attempts for his political gain. As your district attorney of Calumet County I have made it my goal to educate the people what the Office of the District Attorney really is.

There are three distinct roles within the Criminal Justice System: Law Enforcement, The Office of the District Attorney, The Judicial Branch. While these entities work together, they must remain separate in order that justice is upheld. I am supported by members of law enforcement in Calumet County. The current relationship between us is professional. I have not had a contact with the sheriff, a police chief, or a police union member that I viewed as problematic. For a full statement of my relationship with law enforcement please visit

The Office of the District Attorney should not be run by politics. It is an office of right versus wrong and of law and justice. Throughout my tenure I have kept politics out of the workplace. The Office of the District Attorney should also be held to the highest moral and ethical standards.

The facts are that the current Calumet County Office of the District Attorney is a dedicated team who works tirelessly to advocate for victims. As the only candidate who lives in Calumet County, I am the one with a proven record for protecting the community, ensuring victim rights are complied with, and being fiscally responsible. My opponent lives and works in Sheboygan County, where there is an open seat for district attorney. I am endorsed by attorneys throughout Calumet County and beyond. When I go to work each day I have the duty and responsibility to keep both your family safe and mine. I hold this privilege with the highest regard, and there is nothing I would do to jeopardize that.

As you go to vote on Tuesday, Aug. 9, I would first ask that you be informed about the candidates as you make your choice. Please vote with the right facts in mind. As your district attorney it is my commitment to continue to work for you the people so the law is upheld and justice is served for all. Please continue to make me your choice and vote to re-elect Nicholas Bolz for Calumet County district attorney.

Respectfully submitted,

Nicholas Bolz

Calumet County District Attorney

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