Van Someren Campaign: Releases Public Safety Plan

PEWAUKEE – Congressional candidate Mike Van Someren (WI-5) released a public safety plan today as polls suggest violent crime is once again rising to the top of voters’ lists of concerns ahead of the US election. fall 2022.

“I’m a family man, and like all of my neighbors, I want our community to be safer,” Van Someren said. “That’s why today I’m releasing our comprehensive security plan. Unfortunately, my opponent has no new ideas and does not understand the challenges our brave first responders face. If you want safer streets, it’s important to make a change in Congress this fall.

“Mike Van Someren understands,” said former Milwaukee Police Captain and West Bend Police Chief Ken Meuler. “His plan is comprehensive and balanced, and will make us safer. I am proud to support this plan and to support Mike.

Van Someren’s plan includes five main provisions: 1) invest in law enforcement; 2) a realistic approach to gun safety; 3) better crime prevention; 4) criminal justice reforms; and 5) alcohol and drug addiction and mental health.

“We need to give our police officers the tools and training to be successful, and stop asking them to serve as mental health counselors and social workers,” Van Someren said. We can do better for our community and for law enforcement.

The plan also includes provisions to address gun violence, calls for the legalization of cannabis, and tackles racial and other disparities.

“We need a comprehensive approach to public safety,” Van Someren said. “We need community violence prevention, we need stronger and better trained law enforcement, and we need to be sure that our interventions are constitutional and impartial. All of this is important.

The full outline and all Mike Van Someren issues are available at