DELAFIELD, Wis. – Today, Kevin Nicholson sent a letter to Governor Tony Evers demanding that he remove his appointee currently serving as the Chair of the Wisconsin Veterans Board, Curtis Schmitt Jr. This demand comes after Schmitt Jr. was charged with three felony counts of possessing child pornography on January 23rd, and has already admitted to receiving and downloading child pornography.
Nicholson’s letter reads as follows:
March 28, 2022
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
115 East, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
It has now been over two months since the individual you appointed to chair the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs was charged with three felony counts of possessing child pornography. Curtis Schmitt Jr., your appointee, has admitted receiving and downloading child pornography, but has not resigned from his position on the Board.
Under Wisconsin state law (17.07(3)), as Governor, you have the authority to remove your appointee “for cause.” News reports have also indicated that a taxpayer needs to file a complaint against Schmitt – and that you should then hold a “speedy public hearing.” Please consider this letter a formal complaint by a resident taxpayer (including the verified charges, attached in the Appendix), requesting that you immediately remove Curtis Schmitt Jr. from the Board of Veterans Affairs.
As a combat veteran myself, and as a former member of the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs (2013-2017), I can plainly state that it is unacceptable that you have allowed Curtis Schmitt Jr. to continue on in his capacity on the board following his admission of possession of child pornography. By not taking proactive steps to remove him at an earlier date, you have dishonored the reputation of the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs and displayed an incomprehensible lack of leadership.
I look forward to hearing from you on this matter soon.
To learn more about why Kevin Nicholson is running for governor, along with his background and vision for Wisconsin, click here.