Jack Melvin Ballot-Certified for Spring Waukesha Circuit Court Br. 12 Race, Max Signatures Submitted
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December 29, 2017 Jack Melvin—414.379.7115
Oconomowoc, WI—Jack Melvin, candidate for the open Waukesha Circuit Court Branch 12, has been ballot–certified with the successful submission of 400 nominating signatures—200 more than required—for the upcoming April 3rd Election. With long-serving Judge Kathryn Foster not seeking reelection in Spring of 2018, Iraq vet, committed conservative and Gov. Walker-appointee Jack Melvin announced he’ll be seeking the open bench.
“I enjoyed gathering signatures, and making my case to the voters of Waukesha County, earning their trust as I seek the open Waukesha 12th Circuit Court Branch,” said Jack Melvin. “It was reaffirming to hear voters across Waukesha County demand judges who; respect of the rule of law, have a diverse legal background, a strong commitment to service and unrelenting need to keep our community safe.”
Melvin, 43 resides in Oconomowoc with his wife and two daughters and currently serves as Governor Walker’s appointee to the Wisconsin Division of Gaming as the Division Administrator. Prior to joining the administration, Melvin managed litigation at QBE North America (the former-General Casualty) for nearly 12 years, prior, he was in private practice.
“As a veteran, I’ve witnessed unparalleled commitment first-hand, and I truly appreciate the ‘army’ of volunteers who stepped-up to help gather the 400+ signatures collected and appreciate their willingness to deliver a victory this spring,” said Melvin.
Melvin takes great pride in his service to the country, delivering 40 months of active duty of which 35 months were spent overseas as a member of the Wisconsin National Guard at the rank of Major. Melvin’s most-recent deployment was to Iraq in 2016 as a member of the Wisconsin unit that augmented the famed “Screaming Eagle” 101st Airborne Division. Melvin served as the Division’s Operational Law Attorney in the effort to help Iraq expel ISIS from its borders. His previous deployment came a little over a year prior (2014) with the headquarters detachment of Wisconsin’s 32nd Infantry Brigade in Jordan, aiding in its protection from the ISIS-fueled civil war embroiling neighboring Syria. Jack’s first deployment was in 2008 when has was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt as part of the counter terrorism and anti-piracy efforts in the Middle-East.
As a member of the Guard’s JAG (Judge Advocate General Corp), Melvin has had a very diverse practice, handling environmental issues, estate planning, military justice, law of war and more. Melvin is currently assigned to Joint Force Headquarters in Madison where he serves as the lead prosecutor for crimes committed by members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
As a civil litigator, Jack has managed lawsuits against General Casualty insureds throughout the nation. Jack has appeared in courts from Rhode Island to Washington State as the corporate representative of General Casualty and it’s insured. From those experiences, he has learned a great deal about the varied methods of court operations and judicial styles that he hopes to bring to the Waukesha bench.
Mevin for Judge, Laura Melvin Treasurer