|44th Attorney General of Wisconsin|
January 5, 2015
|Preceded by||J. B. Van Hollen|
|Born||February 18, 1965|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin,
University of Wisconsin Law School
Brad Schimel (born February 18, 1965) is an American prosecutor and the current Wisconsin Attorney General, serving since January 5, 2015. The former District Attorney of Waukesha County, Wisconsin and a Republican, Schimel was elected Attorney General on November 4, 2014 and took office on January 5, 2015, succeeding fellow Republican J.B. Van Hollen.
Schimel earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Wisconsin Law School (1990) and is a graduate of Mukwonago High School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (1987). He began his career as a prosecutor in 1990 when he joined the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office. In, 2006 Schimel was elected Waukesha County District Attorney.
In 2011, Brad was appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Judicial Council, and in that same year he was appointed to the Wisconsin Crime Victim Council. He currently serves in a leadership capacity as the Secretary. He is a Founding Member of the Waukesha County Victim Impact Panel for intoxicated drivers and President of the Preventing Alcohol-Related Crashes (PARC) Task Force, 2004-2011.
Attorney General of Wisconsin
On the November 4, 2014 general election, Schimel defeated opponent Susan Happ. Schimel has said his priorities are upholding the Constitution, stopping heroin use, fighting internet crimes against children and putting an end to violence against women.
|Wisconsin Attorney General Election 2014|
- 'J.B. Van Hollen won't seek third term as attorney general,' Milwaukee Sentinel Journal, Patrick Marley, October 7, 2013