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:
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 …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Hoping to thwart suspicions that previous meetings and conduct were "sinister, Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel explains why discussion was better left for a full council and another date.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel wanted to stress that "no violations occurred" in an appearance of Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti and three Aldermen at a citizens group meeting where discussion was held over the purchase of property on Little Muskego Lake. The meetings were mentioned in a letter from Schimel to Aldermen Kert Harenda, Neil Borgman and Dan Soltysiak, which ultimately meant that the council could not discuss the lake park Tuesday night in its regular session. Debate over the purchase of parcels of land on Little Muskego Lake has been the focus of Common Council meetings since Jan. 24, as the council has been nearly split on the purchase of 4.6 acres of land along Janesville Road at a cost of $3.55 million. "I hope no …
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 …