KCE has heard from many folks that Ray Rowe isn’t exactly a man of integrity. For someone who was at one point, going to become a priest, he doesn’t seem to have much of a moral compass. He has after all been a liberal Democrat for decades, but is now telling folks that he is a republican in order to secure a win in the majority Republican County.
Rowe has a list of “endorsements” both on his campaign literature and on his website:
KCE began to contact these people who Rowe says “endorsed” him. The first person we contacted, Village of Paddock Lake Judge Bob Brenner told us unequivocally, “I have not endorsed anyone for public office.” It seems like Rowe has some explaining to do. This isn’t the first time Rowe has broken rules to support his campaign. We will be checking with the other “endorsements” to see which if any others are fake.
One of Rowe’s first literature pieces contained the D.A.R.E. logo. A Kenosha County Resident notified the D.A.R.E. corporate offices and they ostensibly told Rowe to remove the logo because he didn’t have permission to use it. It hasn’t been seen on his website or literature since.
Campaigning on Duty
Several allegations have come to The Sheriff’s Department and KCE about Rowe campaigning while on duty, in uniform. He even uses his tax-payer funded, county owned “D.A.R.E.” car to go back and forth to campaign events. He was written up by the Sheriff’s department on 9/10/2021 for one of these acts of misconduct, but only because there were videos and witnesses readily available. The others were ignored by the current Sheriff, David Beth (D) who is endorsing Rowe publicly.
Rowe Fires Back About “Up North” Property
We told you about Rowe obtaining a 3-acre property with cabin from an elderly lady up north in Eagle River. We have since found out that the woman is/was a nun. He bought the property from the nun and re-sold it, making more than $30,000 in profit. We asked him about it and he threatened to have this author arrested for harassment. A man who is not the Sheriff, but could be, is already threatening to silence the media with threat of police action. We took exception to this threat. The media is essential for oversight of the government and other issues. Rowe needs to put on his big-boy pants if he wants to sit in the big chair at the Sheriff’s Office. Democrats like Rowe took President Trump to task for fighting with the media. He then does the same thing his party didn’t like about Trump. We ignored Rowe’s threat and contacted him, asking him to explain this B.S. endorsement. We did not immediately hear back.
Like many other Kenosha County Residents, this author is starting to think, “What won’t Ray Rowe do to become the Sheriff?”