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(Oconomowoc, WI)—Conservative Waukesha Circuit Court Branch 12 candidate, Jack Melvin has earned the endorsement of retired Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in his bid to earn the trust of voters in the April 3rd election:
“Jack Melvin stood with me during my successful 2011 recount for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, playing a key legal role in both Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties. Jack Melvin has unusually rich experiences in life and as an attorney. His work as a military prosecutor and as defense counsel in civil cases throughout the country make him an excellent choice for the Waukesha Circuit Court.”
–Justice David Prosser
Justice Prosser is joined by an impressive list of Waukesha’s finest conservative judges, including:
Judge Mark Gundrum—Court of Appeals
Judge Michael Aprahamian—Waukesha Circuit Court
Judge Maria Lazar—Waukesha Circuit Court
Judge Mike Maxwell—Waukesha Circuit Court
“I am honored to have earned the support of Justice David Prosser, he’s a model public servant. Justice Prosser is both thoughtful and engaging and has long-approached his work on the bench with an inspiring respect for the rule of law and an unrelenting intellectual curiosity,” said Waukesha Circuit Court Candidate, Jack Melvin. “Waukesha has reaffirmed its commitment to a conservative judiciary with the election of Judges; Mark Gundrum, Maria Lazar, Mike Maxwell and the Gov. Scott Walker-appointed Michael Aprahamian and I appreciate their strong support.”
Judge Aprahamain, was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker in 2014. Gov. Walker has also endorsed Jack Melvin.
Notably, Justice Prosser and the aforementioned Waukesha Judges along with Melvin have endorsed conservative Supreme Court candidate, Judge Michael Screnock. The overwhelming majority of the current and retired judges in Waukesha County supporting Melvin’s opponent have also endorsed the liberal Supreme Court Candidate, Judge Rebecca Dallet. (Dallet/Lau co-endorsers include current and retired Judges: Domina, Ramirez, Keiffer, Mawdsley & Hassin. Judge Michael Bohren is the exception, he’s endorsed Screnock/Lau)
Recently, Melvin earned the support both 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.