Wednesday, November 22, 2006

JB VanHollen's Boyzzz

OK. They're not all "Boys." But you get the idea. This is VanHollen's transition team. See if you can identify the focus of this group:

Raymond P. Taffora: attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP since February, 1991. He is
currently the co-chair of the firm’s Government and Public Policy practice.

J. Douglas Haag: career special prosecutor. Appointed Assistant Attorney General by AG
Robert W. Warren 1972. Handled criminal cases in the majority of Wisconsin’s 72 counties for
29 years. Prosecutions crossed the sociological spectrum from con-artists, dope dealers, rapists,
murderers, child molesters and political terrorists to business executives and public officials.
Director of the Justice Department’s Criminal Litigation Unit from 1989 to 1993 under Attorneys General Hanaway and Doyle.

Donald Leo Bach: attorney; DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Legal Counsel and Advisor to former Gov. Thompson (1986).

Ave M. Bie: attorney, Quarles and Brady. Partner in the public utilities and government relations practice groups where she works on state and federal issues. Former Chairwoman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin (1998-2004)

Gary Hamblin: Dane County Sheriff. A professional law enforcement officer for 39 years.
Appointed Sheriff by Gov. Thompson in 1997 and reelected in 1998, 2000, and in 2002 to the
first four year term for sheriffs. Served in the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) of the
DOJ for 29 where he worked organized crime investigations, white collar crime investigations
and murder investigations. He served as DCI’s administrative officer for eight years before
heading up DCI’s drug enforcement program and then establishing DCI’s
Gaming Enforcement

Nobody with cranberry-farmer prosecutorial experience.

Carrie Schneider – Outagamie County District Attorney. Elected in 2002, began work in the
District Attorney’s Office in 1997.


Anonymous said...

So, who _is_ he going to have on his team to help him enforce natural resources, environmental, and public nuisance laws? Or will he be too cowed by the people who paid for his negative campaign ads to enforce the laws?

Dad29 said...

I'm sure someone will be assigned.

99th/100 on the seniority scale.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about senority, as long as they are _effective_?

Dad29 said...

VanHollen will enforce the laws of the State, as written.

He will not make up interpretations, however, just to persecute cranberry farmers.

Nor will he allow DNR agents to work OUTSIDE the provisions of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution.