Gov. Walker appoints Attorney General Brad Schimel to Waukesha Co. Circuit Court

*UPDATE* — Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Martha Laning released a statement following the announcement of Schimel’s appointment.

The statement reads:

“Wisconsinites overwhelmingly want their courts to be independent, but Scott Walker has nonetheless appointed a highly partisan Republican to the job. Even though Wisconsin voters rejected divisive and partisan politicians like Brad Schimel just two weeks ago, Republicans have chosen to ignore the will of voters and put politics before people.”


MADISON, Wis. (WAOW) — Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney General Brad Schimel to the Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday, according to a press release issued by Gov. Walker’s office.

Schimel will serve as a judge, and will succeed Judge Patrick Haughney, according to the release.

“Brad Schimel has diligently served the State of Wisconsin as attorney general and the citizens of Waukesha County as district attorney,” said Governor Walker. “Schimel has shown a commitment to the rule of law and the State of Wisconsin. He will continue to faithfully serve our state as Waukesha County Circuit Court judge.”

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