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Milwaukee ex-sheriff David Clarke Bio: Wife Julie Clarke, Height, New Job, Medals

Who is David Clarke?

Born David Alexander Clarke Jr., he is an ex-Sheriff of Milwaukee County in Wisconsin, serving as a law enforcer there for 15 years starting from 2002, appointed to the position by Governor Scott McCallum. Although David was elected on a Democrat ticket, he has always supported the Republicans’ political views, espoused during his frequent guest appearances on Fox News Channel. He was also at the 2016 Republican National Convention as a speaker. In 2017, he resigned from his Sheriff’s position after three successful re-elections.

David Clarke Short Bio and Professional Career

He was born in Milwaukee on the 21st of August 1956, so David is 61 years old and his zodiac sign is Leo. David parents are Jeri and David Jr. Clarke, and he has four siblings. While his mother’s occupation is not known, his father was a paratrooper for the US Army, during the 1950’ including the Korean War.

Happy Mother's Day!"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity…

Posted by Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr on Sunday, May 13, 2018

David worked as a beer truck driver before becoming a law enforcement officer in 1978, switching career paths and starting his professional career at the “Milwaukee Police Department”. This is where his now ex-wife also worked with the security headquarters as a realtor. David moved from the rank of Lieutenant in 1993 to a troop Captain in 1999, and was to become the Sheriff in 2002.

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David was also a podcast host of “David Clarke: The People’s Sheriff” on The Blaze Network radio in 2015. He has endured controversies regarding his MA thesis, as it was claimed that the law enforcer plagiarized his thesis. However, this did not deter his courageous spirit from continuing standing by his prestige. On 1 September 2017, the Sheriff delivered a heartfelt statement saying that after 40 years in the service, he was finally ready for retirement.

David Clarke’s Wife

David’s wife was Julie Clarke; they married in 1996, and she was very supportive of her husband, always appearing with him during public events. She was also raised in Wisconsin and matriculated from Ashwaubenon High School before going for a degree at the University of Wisconsin. As aforementioned, Julie works as a realtor in Milwaukee, a job she has been doing for very many years – the couple actually met in court where Julie was working as a clerk, when David was there for a case as a lead detective. The couple doesn’t have any children together, and now David has filed for divorce from his wife early in 2018, bringing an end to their union.

David Clarke New Job

He is an avid supporter of the US President Donald Trump, and he was even considered for a role in the president’s administration. Following his resignation, David went ahead and joined the “PAC America First Action”, where he is a senior advisor as well as a spokesperson. The PAC is tasked with supporting voting efforts of those who are pro-President Trump and his Vice President.

I’m not at all surprised with what @realDonaldTrump has ACCOMPLISHED in just under a year in office. I am BLOWN AWAY…

Posted by Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

David views his new job as an honor, since he shares the same sentiments and values with the team at PAC. It has offered him a chance to do what he loves most, which is promoting the president’s agenda. He wants to ensure that the US people will get fulfilled by their president of choice. David’s support for Trump during the presidential campaigns shows that he is very devoted to working for the president’s administration.

David Clarke Medals

According to David Clarke, he has never been in the military. However, when he was still a law enforcer, he adorned his uniform with various pins which he claimed to have personal importance to him. According to David, the pins carry huge value, both real and emotional. Some of them are from people who lost their loved ones, especially law enforcers. These people hand the pins to David and to show his support for the C.O.P.S., he wears a ribbon for the same.

He also says that he has also earned some of the pins, such as the one he received for successfully completing his training at the FBI Academy, which he always on his uniform. David also said that he has been given pins from 9/11 terror attack survivors, from people who lost their loved ones in the attacks, and police officers.

David Clarke Net Worth

The former law enforcer eventually had an annual salary of $132,000 while working as a Sheriff, plus another $220,000 from speaking sessions. The former policeman also got a chunk of $1,600 from a Montana firearm group. His net worth is estimated by authoritative sources to be over $3 million, as of late 2018.

David Clarke Body Features and Measurements

David is 6ft 4ins (1.95m) tall, weighs 170lbs (77kgs), and has brown eyes and black hair. He wears a size 4US shoe.

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