James J. Daley, Chairman, has been a member of the WERC since June of 2015. Daley resides in Oconomowoc where he grew up, graduated from Oconomowoc High School, has owned small businesses for several years, and was elected Mayor for three terms, serving in that office beginning in April of 2010. Prior to being elected Mayor, Daley received an undergraduate degree in political science and history from the University of Wisconsin‐‐Milwaukee in 1997 and a law degree from Drake University Law School in 2000. Following law school, Daley worked for the Iowa State Senate as lead majority staff for both the Judiciary Committee and the Business and Labor Committee as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee for Justice Systems. Daley then worked in Washington DC for the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee as Oversight Counsel working closely with US Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, investigating government programs for waste. Following this, he served as an Assistant US Attorney in
Raleigh, North Carolina, in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, with emphasis on felony firearm, identification theft, bank robbery, and white‐collar cases. Chairman Daley has been a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin since 2003.
Peter G. Davis joined the Commission as a staff attorney after his graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1975. He has served as the agency’s General Counsel from 1981 through September 2017. In addition to his duties with the Commission as a hearing examiner, mediator and arbitrator, Peter teaches the public sector labor law course at the UW Law School.
Raleigh Jones, Staff Attorney, has been with the WERC since 1982. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University Law School in 1979.