Schimel Heads to Madison as Wisconsin’s Top Cop

brad-schimelCourtesy of Waukesha Freeman 01/03/2015 ed

WAUKESHA — Brad Schimel noted there was only one real constant throughout his 25 years in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office: change.

Schimel, who began as an intern in 1989 before becoming an assistant district attorney and, in 2006, the county’s district attorney, had his last day in office Friday before climbing the next wrung of the ladder on Monday, when he is sworn in as Wisconsin’s 44th attorney general.

“When I started here, there was no Internet,” he said, reflecting on his two-and-a-half decades inside the Waukesha County Courthouse. “No one in law enforcement ever confiscated child pornography. The Internet has just really turned everything.

“We didn’t have a crime called identity… Continue reading

Drug Dealers Public Enemy No.1 for DOJ under Schimel

“I’m putting the drug dealers on notice: You are public enemy number one for the Wisconsin Department of Justice”

Schimel victory speach

Photo: Gilman Halsted/WPR News

In his victory speech over Democratic opponent Susan Happ, Brad Schimel clung to the foundation of his tenure as District Attorney for Waukesha County and campaign for Attorney General by putting drug dealers on notice.

“I am sick and tired of meeting with parents that have buried their children because of this drug scourge that our state is facing,” Schimel said. “We’re all going to work together to put public safety ahead of politics in Wisconsin”

In conceding the race to Schimel, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ said she wished her campaign had focused more… Continue reading

Vote Brad Schimel for Attorney General

Integrity, passion, and respect for the rule of law make Brad Schimel the best candidate for Attorney General.

brad-schimelThe sordid TV campaigns are in full bloom as election time nears. Susan Happ’s campaign against Brad Schimel is clearly desperate as the falsehoods from her allies; “Committee for Justice and Fairness” drum up mud to throw.

Happ’s campaign leaders may think their shameless lies are gaining votes, but anyone who lives in Wisconsin knows that Schimel is the ONLY qualified candidate for Attorney General of Wisconsin.

Brad Schimel’s experience in prosecuting child sexual assault, rape, drug trafficking, murder, and other heinous crimes has prepared him to be the state’s top cop. Schimel is a career prosecutor and the current Waukesha County… Continue reading

Supreme Court to hear cases in Waukesha for Justice on Wheels Program

Seal of the Supreme Court of WisconsinSitting in Waukesha County for the first time ever, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases (below) on October 7, 2014 as part of its Justice on Wheels outreach program.

Waukesha is the 25th Wisconsin county where the Court has sat for oral argument since the Justice on Wheels program was started in 1993. Justice on Wheels gives people in other parts of the state an opportunity to see the Supreme Court at work outside the state Capitol in Madison, where oral arguments are usually heard each year from September through May.

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson floated the idea of a road trip a few times over the years without success. It wasn’t until 1993 that… Continue reading

Waukesha Chamber Hijacks Christmas Tree Lighting!

Did Catherine Huelsman bully her way into taking over WDBA event that set 2013 Guinness World Record?

Today’s Waukesha Freeman has a story about how the City of Waukesha Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) simply “took over” the annual Waukesha Christmas Tree lighting event that originated and was operated by the Waukesha Downtown Business Association (WDBA) since 1999.

Catherine Huelsman, President, Board of Directors CWCC sent a 09-04-2014 memo (See Below) to WDBA members indicating that her organization will be running the tree lighting – not the WDBA!

In part the memo (attached below) states:

Working with the property owner and City Hall, the City of Waukesha Chamber (CWCC) will be hosting the 2014 Christmas Tree Lighting on… Continue reading

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