Oakland County - Mike Bouchard, Republican candidate for governor, today has gained the endorsement of "America’s Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona. Bouchard’s latest endorsement adds to the tremendous list of supporters including the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police, Police Officers Association of Michigan and 42 Sheriffs in Michigan.
"I am extremely pleased to have earned the endorsement of one of my esteemed colleagues who understands the threat of illegal immigration and border security," said Bouchard. "Michigan needs a strong leader like Sheriff Joe who shows backbone. On Day One, I will be the leader Michigan needs."
Bouchard gained attention for being the first in Michigan to stand with Arizona for enforcing their own illegal immigration law when the federal government failed to secure our borders and called for Michigan to adopt similar legislation.
"This country needs are more men of action who are capable of making difficult decisions. Mike Bouchard is a decisive leader and I am confident under his watch Michigan will once again be a great state," said Sheriff Joe Arpaio. "I am proud to support and endorse Mike Bouchard for governor of Michigan. As Michigan’s next governor, Mike will work to stop the flow of illegal immigrants in our country and secure Michigan’s borders. Mike Bouchard is a strong leader and a straight shooter."