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Dane County Sheriff Meets With Trump, Pence

Trump Requested Tuesday Meeting With Sheriff Dave Mahoney

Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney
Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney speaks during a press conference in his office in Madison, Wisconsin, in June 2010. Ryan J. Foley/AP Photo

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney is talking with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence about immigration reform, among other topics.

Mahoney’s spokeswoman, Elise Shaffer, said in a press release Trump requested the Tuesday meeting with Mahoney, who was in Washington for the National Sheriff’s Association conference. Others from the conference were also there. The meeting lasted about an hour.

Shaffer said Mahoney, a Democrat, advocated for comprehensive immigration reform and an expedited means to citizenship. The sheriff also shared Dane County’s most pressing issues, including improving mental health treatment in jails and combatting opioids.

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Mahoney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump has held similar listening sessions with business executives, union leaders and other groups since taking office.