Harvey announces run for Walworth County district attorney
DELAVAN Steven C. Harvey has announced his candidacy as a Republican for Walworth County district attorney in this fall's primary election.
An attorney in Walworth County for 18 years, and currently a partner in the Delavan law firm of Wassel, Harvey & Schuk, LLP, Harvey has acted as a municipal prosecutor for five municipalities.
"In that role, I have prosecuted thousands of cases, including hundreds of drunk driving cases," he wrote in a news release on his candidacy. "I am a veteran of numerous jury trails, and I have participated in cases before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. As a criminal defense attorney, I have extensive experience handling both misdemeanor and felony cases, and working with the District Attorney's office. I also have broad knowledge of bankruptcy, personal injury, family and governmental law, which ill be useful to resolve criminal cases fairly and effectively.
"My administration will continue the Walworth County district attorney's established tradition of tough, effective advocacy for law enforcement, and compassion for victims of crime. My experience working with local law enforcement will allow me to efficiently coordinate with multiple police agencies. My experience as a small business owner has prepared me to address the budgetary, personnel and management challenges that will confront me as the Walworth County district attorney."
Harvey said he's been endorsed by the Town of Bloomfield Police Chief Steve Cole, and the Town of Delavan Police Chief Phil Smith.
Harvey is married with four children.
He graduated from Marquette Law School in 1993, according to the Wisconsin Bar Association.
Republican Dan Necci is also in the race for Walworth County district attorney.
Phillip Koss, currently Walworth County's district attorney is not seeking another term.