Graduated Marquette University 1984 Bachelor of Arts German Language and Literature cum laude
Elected into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honorary Society for Academic Excellence
Graduated Marquette University School of Law 1987 Juris Doctorate
Member of Wisconsin Bar Association, licensed to practice in all municipal and state courts
Member Sheboygan County Bar Association
Licensed to practice U.S. Federal Courts Eastern District Wisconsin
Licensed to practice U.S. Federal Courts Western District Wisconsin
Practiced civil law with McLario Law Office in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 1987
Practiced criminal prosecution trial law as Assistant District Attorney Sheboygan County 1987-2019
Practiced municipal prosecution law as an Assistant City Attorney City of Sheboygan 2019-2022
Proudly married to Dr. Kathleen Haasch May 7, 1988 to present
Proud father to Michael (31), Lauren (29) and Jakob (22)
Proud grandfather to Molly (6), Hannah (4), Margo (2) and Georgia (1)
Member Bay Lakes Council BSA for over 20 years.
Former Member Holy Name Parish Council
Former Member Roncalli High School Board
Former Mock Trial Judge for Wisconsin Bar State Mock Trial program for High School Students for over 10 years
Former Adjunct Instructor for over 7 years in police science program at Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland, Wisconsin
Jim has tried roughly 350 jury trials in the 31 years he was an Assistant District Attorney.
Over that same 31 year period Jim has roughly logged a total of 30,000
hours in the Circuit Courts of Sheboygan County.
VETERAN RETIRED PROSECUTOR JAMES A. HAASCH ANNOUNCES RUN FOR CIRCUIT COURT
I am proud to announce that I am running for Branch 2 of the Sheboygan County Circuit Court. I
am a veteran prosecutor who spent his entire professional career as a prosecutor; first for 31
years with the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office, and then, for another 3 years with
the City of Sheboygan City Attorney’s Office before retiring. I am running to replace Judge Kent
Hoffmann, who announced that he is retiring from Branch 2.
Sheboygan County has a rich tradition of many excellent members of the judiciary. I would be
honored to continue that tradition by being the next Circuit Court Judge in Branch 2.
I am a 1984 graduate of Marquette University, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I am
also a 1987 graduate of Marquette University Law School.
During several years of my career with the District Attorney’s Office, I simultaneously served on
the adjunct faculty of Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, where I taught classes instructing
law enforcement officers on cutting edge cases relating to criminal procedure.
I have also been active for 20 plus years with the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scout
Master and have helped many fine young scouts achieve Eagle status. In that capacity I have been
a Member of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouting Honorary society and have achieved the
highest level of that society the Vigil level. With the Boy Scouts throughout the years, I have
participated in many service projects that have benefitted the community such as bellringing for
the Salvation Army, several Eagle Projects including helping to repaint the Islander fishing vessel
on display down by Blue Harbor, revitalizing areas of Calvary Cemetery, revitalizing the grounds
of Holy Name of Jesus Church and being a merit badge counselor. For several years I volunteered
as a judge for Mock Trial exercises in Sheboygan at the Sheboygan County Courthouse, in Green
Bay at the Brown County Courthouse and online virtually.
The true rewards in my 30 plus years of public service have not been physical awards that one
could hang on the wall but the deep satisfaction of helping victims of crimes, specifically young
children who have been preyed upon, helping families in domestic violence situations, helping
the elderly and businesses in Sheboygan County. I have met with victims of homicide by
intoxicated driver cases and victims of sexual assault cases as well as many other classes of crimes
where I could see firsthand the devastation crime can bring to individuals and to our community.
I firmly believed that I did not just carry files with me from courtroom to courtroom but carried
people’s lives contained in those files and as such felt a duty to do my utmost for the people I
served. I feel those efforts have made this a better community for us all.
As a prosecutor I took an oath to charge and try cases impartially, to look at the facts and decide
appropriate charges and dispositions. I also was very cognizant to make sure that truly innocent
individuals were not subjected to the criminal justice system; a responsibility I took equally
seriously with my responsibility to prosecute charges.
I firmly believe in the United States and Wisconsin Constitutions. I will preserve Constitutional Rights
apply the law as it is clearly written, apply those laws to the facts as properly proven by the evidence and using
my soundest reasoning arrive at an unbiased and just decision.
I would be honored with your support.
The general election is scheduled for April 4, 2023
Hon. Daniel P. Anderson, retired Court of Appeals Judge District 2.
Cory Roeseler, Current Sheriff Sheboygan County
Charles Hess former police chief and current investigator
Kristine DeBlaey Former Lt with Sheboygan Sheriff’s Department
Roger Jones Former Sgt Wisconsin State patrol and USMC Vietnam veteran
Roy Kalmerton Former DNR warden
Glenn Gerondale Former Plymouth police officer
Thomas Detroye Former Sgt. Plymouth Police Department
Jody Booth former Elkhart Lake Police officer.
Brian Wiginton Former Law enforcement officer
Todd Danen City of Sheboygan Police Officer
Dominic Andrews Grafton Police Officer
Kevin Dietz retired Sheboygan Police Department Officer
Mark Viglietti retired Sheboygan Police Department Officer
Kyle Kearney former Sgt with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department
Konrad Kaczkowski retired Detective with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department
Richard Davis Retired Sheboygan County Sheriff
William Spelshaus, Retired Sheboygan County Sheriff
Alonna Koenig, Retired Sheboygan County Sheriff
Steve Ross, Retired Chief of Police Sheboygan Falls
Menhard Sonnemann retired Captain Sheboygan Police Department
Patrick Leichtnam, former City of Sheboygan Police Officer
Rick Seidemann law enforcement officer
John Escobar, Former Sheboygan County Conservation Officer and Veteran Army Paratrooper.
Scott Neimi Elkhart Lake Police Officer
Stephen "Skip" Lockwood, retired police officer Sheboygan Police Department
Sgt Wisconsin State Patrol
Recently retired Sheboygan Sheriffs Deputy
Retired Sheboygan County Sheriff's Deputy
Sgt Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department
Sheboygan County District Attorney
William C Gleisner III, Chairman
Wisconsin Judicial Council
William Fale retired.
Joseph Andreoni, former Assistant District Attorney, Sheboygan County
Charles Wingrove III
Fellow Sheboygan County citizens
Bob Quasius, President of People to People
Brooks Hesselink Former Scoutmaster Troop 890 and Current Baylakes Council BSA Commissioner
Kristine Cvetan Former Scoutmaster Troop 890
Deb Graef Mueller Retired staff Clerk Sheboygan County Clerk of Courts
Peter Molitor, Owner Molitor Insurance
Wally Waldhart, Vice President Sales and Communications Acuity Insurance
Deb Tarnowski Tryka retired teacher with Sheboygan Area School District
Dawn Klister, Crisis Intervention Manager, Safe Harbor
Troop 890 Scout master and Navy veteran
Owner curative Therapies
Owner of Infrared Go to Guy Company
Michael and Martha Pelzel
Owners of Four Seasons Comfort LLC
Scott and Sue Esson
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Jim for the past 32 years. He was a very knowledgeable prosecutor for Sheboygan County and I have no doubt he will
make a great judge. He is very passionate about the law and has a vast array of experience. Jim is devoted to his family and service
to the community. He can always be counted on to help or to lend advice."
Cory Roeseler, Current Sheboygan County Sheriff
" Vote for this amazing man in April!"
"As a retired Wisconsin conservation warden serving Sheboygan county I had many opportunities to see Mr. James Haasch working with outdoor sportspeople; the undertaking and dedicated person he was. Good luck in this newest endeavor."
-Roy Kalmerton, retired DNR warden, State of Wisconsin
"Go for it Jim! You will make a great Judge."
"Good for you Jim I wish you the best of luck. You’ll make a great Judge."
“I am endorsing James Haasch for Sheboygan County Circuit Court Judge. I have known James for many years and worked with him when he was an Assistant District Attorney in Sheboygan County. I am a retired police officer with 20 years of service with the Plymouth Police Department. All the years I have known James I’ve found him to have a great deal of integrity and strong moral and family values. I believe James would be a fair and impartial judge and always follow the law when making decisions from the bench. I would strongly encourage anyone to vote for James for Circuit Court Judge in April of 2023.”
-Glenn Gerondale, Retired Plymouth Officer.
“Jim will fairly interpret and enforce the laws, not make them from the bench”
-Wally Waldhart, Vice President,
Sales and Communications, Acuity Insurance
“I worked with Jim in the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office for 2 years. In that time, I found him to be an amazing mentor and example of a public servant dedicated to serving his community. Jim knows criminal law and procedure inside and out, and always zealously advocated for public safety while ensuring the protection of defendants’ Constitutional rights.”
-Joseph Andreoni, former Assistant District Attorney, Sheboygan County.
"i've worked with James in the legal field for over a decade and a half and have know him to be impartial, professional, and ethical."
Sgt Wisconsin State Patrol
"I have known Jim Haasch personally and professionally for over 14 years. During that
time, Mr. Haasch was a prosecutor, and I a criminal defense attorney. Having been on
opposite sides of an adversarial criminal justice system, I can offer a unique
As a prosecutor, I can wholeheartedly say that Jim Haasch always leaned on his morals
and ethics as his compass when assessing a case. He has always done what he truly
felt was right, even in the face of adversity. Having dealt with dozens of prosecutors
across our State in nearly 15 years, Mr. Haasch is the only prosecutor that continuously
asked me to fill him in on background information regarding my client. Put bluntly, other
prosecutors simply don’t care about anything outside of the facts of the case.
Jim Haasch’s experience in the criminal justice system cannot be overstated. He lived
in the trenches trying cases to juries, litigating motions, negotiating plea offers, and
being an effective advocate for the State of Wisconsin for decades.
Sheboygan County needs Jim Haasch as our next Circuit Court Branch II judge.
Wisdom, experience, compassion, assertiveness, and diligence are necessary in this
role. Mr. Haasch possesses these qualities ten times over. I ask that you join me in
offering your support to him, and vote at the election in April. We need positive
progress in our County’s criminal justice system, and there is no one better suited for
this position than Jim Haasch."
Attorney Brett Kaehne
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