Sunday, September 30, 2012
Only the county clerk's race is contested as two candidates vie to replace the controversial Kathy Nickolaus.
Four countywide races are on the ballot in Waukesha County this November, but only one — that of the county clerk — is contested. That seat has been the subject of heated controversy, as incumbent Kathy Nickolaus was criticized for a series of election mistakes, most notably reporting the wrong tally in the state Supreme Court race in 2011. Under heavy criticism, Nickolaus announced in April that she would not seek re-election, leaving a vacant seat. The position pays $74,703 annually. Vying for that seat are Republican Kathleen Novack and Democrat Jessica Read. The other countywide races are unopposed:
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Shimel is running unopposed to retain the position he has held since 2006.
Name : Mr. Brad D. Schimel Age : 47 Place of residence : Town of Genesee Attended college : Yes College : UW-Waukesha, UW-Milwaukee Degree : BA-Political Science Year of graduation : 1987 University : UW Law School Area of research : Not applicable Year of graduation : 1990 Job titles held : Assistant DA and District Attorney Employers : Waukesha County DA's Office Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: District Attorney Chamber/district: Waukesha County Incumbent: Yes First elected: 07 November 2006 Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Prior to being elected DA in 2006, I served 16 years as an assistant DA in the Waukesha DA's Office. I grew up in the Town…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Suspect, a Seattle resident, sends harassing emails to district attorney after his wife files for a restraining order, according to a criminal complaint.
A Seattle man is facing charges after he allegedly sent threatening emails to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel and Court Commissoner Linda Georgeson. Adam David Kane, 37, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of threat to cause bodily harm to a judge and two counts of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. If convicted, he faces up to 6 ½ years in prison and $12,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Kane’s wife, who lives in Wisconsin, filed a restraining order against her husband on May 9 in Waukesha County Circuit Court due to concerns about his erratic behavior raised in an April email he sent to her. Commissioner Georgeson granted the restraining order on May 23. …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel declines to file charges against Republican presidential candidate, saying that the intent of the event was to provide lunch to campaign supporters.
OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE, WI -- GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, will not face prosecution for an Election Day event where he gave supporters and voters a sub sandwich and a soda from Cousins Subs in Waukesha. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel concluded a six-week investigation and released on Friday his decision to Melissa Bauldauff, the research director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Democrats filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board, the state agency that oversees elections in Wisconsin, and with the district attorney's office. Since the party alleged that a crime was committed, Waukesha County District Attorney's office, rather than the GAB, investigated the case…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sheriff's deputies and police officers from throughout Waukesha County take place in ceremony at Abundant Life Church in Oconomowoc as part of National Police Week.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. The familiar Bible passage strikes home to many, especially during National Police Week where the men and women who have given their lives in the course of serving their community as police officers are honored. “As police officers, we understand this all too well,” said Oconomowoc Police Chief Dave Beguhn, after reading the verse from John 15:13. Law enforcement from throughout Waukesha County gathered Wednesday night at Abundant Life Church in Oconomowoc to take part in the Waukesha County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel asked the crowd to express their gratitude to God that no police officer or …
Monday, April 16, 2012
District attorney says interviews should wrap up this week over whether GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan broke the law by handing out subs on Election Day in Waukesha.
The Waukesha County District Attorney’s office is continuing to look into the allegations that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was passing out sub sandwiches in exchange for votes on April 3. District Attorney Brad Schimel told Patch in an email Monday morning investigators still “have a few more interviews that we hope to accomplish this week" before determining whether to file any charges in the matter. Romney was joined by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, on Election Day at Cousins Subs in Waukesha, where they were passing out the free sandwiches. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is accusing the two Republicans of election bribery as a result. Democrats filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board, the …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Discussion during forum in Waukesha centered on protecting children from Internet crimes.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel’s young daughter was unhappy when he wouldn’t let her have a Facebook profile. Schimel has prosecuted many sex crime cases, including one that drew national media attention after Anthony Stancl, a then-New Berlin Eisenhower student, used Facebook to blackmail male students into sex acts with him. Stancl was sentenced to 15 years in state prison. So, it should come as no surprise the Schimel told the girl “No.” But she wasn’t going to take no for an answer. She told her dad that her grandparents probably let him have a Facebook account at her age. Schimel gave the story as an example as how rapidly technology has changed during the past decade. Facebook launched in mid-2000s while Schimel was …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Jennifer Bukosky was killed by a drugged driver, and request from Waukesha County Brad Schimel brought a strong reaction from family members.
The family of a woman killed by a drugged driver is attacking the Waukesha County District Attorney for a memo that suggested law enforcement officials relax standards for drivers found with drugs. Paul and Judy Jenkins, whose daughter Jennifer Bukosky (along with her daughter and unborn child) was killed in 2008 by Mark Benson, a drugged driver. They reacted to a memo sent from Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel to law enforcement. "It is incomprehensible that an officer of the Court would actually direct law enforcement officers to ignore the potential harm drug-impaired drivers pose to the public," the family said. In the memo, Schimel said, "If the case (of repeat OWI) involves evidence that the person may have used a …