Politics & Government
8:27 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Milwaukee Attorney Will Head State Judicial Commission

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission has nine members and jurisdiction over 500 judges at all levels of judiciary.

Milwaukee Asst. District Attorney Jeremiah Van Hecke will become the new executive director of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission on August 28.

Van Hekce, a 1999 graduate of the Tulane law school,  will replace James Alexander who has led the judicial commission since 1990. Five of the commission's members are appointed by the Governor, with four named to the panel by the state Supreme Court. The commission investigates and prosecutes claims of misconduct against the state's judges and high court justices.