Jack Melvin Earns GOP Legislative Leaders Backing
“Trust” and “Services” Cited in Waukesha Circuit Court Candidate
For Immediate Release: Contact:
January 18, 2017 Jack Melvin— 414.379.7115
(Oconomowoc, WI)—Conservative Waukesha Circuit Court Branch 12 candidate, Jack Melvin has earned the endorsement of key conservative legislative leaders in his bid to fill the open bench.
“The laws we write are only as good as the judges charged with applying them. We trust Jack Melvin will apply, and not interpret the laws, serving Waukesha County as a true rule of law judge. Jack Melvin’s conservative credentials are proven, as a veteran Jack understands public service and on the bench Jack will protect Waukesha’s law abiding citizens and not repeat offenders.”
—Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Senator and Co-Chair of the Finance Committee Alberta Darling. Sens. Fitzgerald and Darling represent significant portions of Waukesha County.
Joining the conservative area-senators are a host of other notable Waukesha legislators from all corners of the county, including:
Sen. Dave Craig Rep. Joel Kleefisch
Sen. Steve Nass Rep. Adam Neylon
Rep. Chuck Wichgers
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of these tested and trusted conservatives including fellow-veteran Sens. Scott Fitzgerald and Sen. Alberta Darling,” said Melvin. “My commitment to serve as a conservative rule of law judge who puts the interest of law abiding citizens first and not repeat offenders delivered a strong case for support among the other conservative members of the legislature. I am grateful for the support of Waukesha’s GOP legislative leaders and am committed to serve as a conservative with dignity and honor.”
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.
Melvin for Judge, Laura Melvin Treasurer