(Oconomowoc, WI)—Conservative Waukesha Circuit Court Branch 12 candidate, Jack Melvin has earned the endorsement of Gov. Scott Walker, the three-time elected Republican.
“Jack Melvin’s proud military service and values truly set him apart. He has demonstrated a commitment to serve through three overseas tours of duty, he respects the rule of law, and he has broad legal experience. He will make an outstanding judge for the people of Waukesha County.”
–Gov. Scott Walker
Melvin currently serves as Gov. Walker’s appointee heading the state’s Gaming Division. Gov. Walker, who has not typically endorsed in open circuit court races, has enjoyed a long relationship with Melvin.
“Gov. Walker stood next to me and my fellow soldiers showing his appreciation during my last two overseas deployments and was there again to greet us upon our emotional return. His heartfelt sharing of emotions and appreciation at both events, is a true sign of his character and something I will never forget,” said Melvin.
“I can’t thank Gov. Scott Walker enough for his endorsement as I seek to serve the people of Waukesha County as their next conservative rule of law Circuit Court judge,” said Melvin. “I share Gov. Walker’s belief that we must place the interest of law abiding citizens first, applying the laws and making sure law enforcement doesn’t have to work overtime dealing with repeat offenders.”
Recently, Melvin earned the support of other notable conservative Waukesha legislators from all corners of the county, including:
Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Rep. Joel Kleefisch
Finance Co-Chair Alberta Darling Rep. Adam Neylon
Sen. Steve Nass Rep. Chuck Wichgers
Melvin, 44 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 Insurance) for nearly 12 years, prior, he was in private practice.
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 his duties include serving 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.