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Outspoken and sometimes controversial, Sheriff Clarke is a lifelong Milwaukee resident who has spent more than 35 years in law enforcement. He began his career in 1978 as a city of Milwaukee police officer, and was appointed Sheriff in 2002 by then-Governor Scott McCallum. Clarke is now in his third term. During his tenure, he has become increasingly outspoken about the challenges facing Milwaukee, raising speculation that he might run for mayor in 2016. What’s next for Clarke, and why is he at odds with what he calls “the political class” in Milwaukee?