Melvin campaign: Jack Melvin endorses Judge Screnock in High Court race


Jack Melvin—414.379.7115

(Oconomowoc, WI)—On the heels of the Supreme Court primary victory and in advance of the April 3rd general election, conservative Waukesha County Circuit Court Candidate Jack Melvin, has reaffirmed his support of Sauk County Judge and Supreme Court Candidate, Michael Screnock.

“Judge Michael Screnock will deliver a deep-seeded respect for the rule of law, and a tested deference for our constitution as demonstrated on the Sauk County bench. I look at his service on the bench as the framework for correctly applying, not interpreting the law that the voters of Waukesha County and Wisconsin demand and I too can deliver.”

Screnock has worked on many complex cases, including defending Act 10.

In 2015, Judge Screnock was appointed by Governor Walker to a seat on the Sauk County Circuit Court, located in Baraboo. He counts it an honor and privilege to serve his hometown and surrounding communities in this capacity. In 2016, he successfully ran unopposed to retain his seat on the circuit court.

“I look forward to helping Judge Michael Screnock in Waukesha County, together we can make sure that judges who embrace a respect for the rule of law serve Wisconsin,” said Melvin.

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.

Recently, Melvin earned the endorsement of Gov. Scott Walker, and 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.