Walker appoints outgoing AG Schimel to Waukesha County Circuit Court

Walker appoints outgoing AG Schimel to Waukesha County Circuit Court

Gov. Scott Walker is appointing outgoing Attorney General Brad Schimel to a vacancy on the Waukesha County Circuit Court, according to a release from the governor’s office.

The announcement comes a day after Schimel formally conceded the AG’s race to Democrat Josh Kaul, who won by a little more than 17,000 votes.

#BREAKING: @GovWalker is appointing @BradSchimel to a vacancy on the #Waukesha County Circuit Court. #news3 pic.twitter.com/rHoDSBKSS4

— Jessica Arp (@news3jessica) November 20, 2018

“Brad Schimel has diligently served the State of Wisconsin as attorney general and the citizens of Waukesha County as district attorney,” Walker said in the release. “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.”

Schimel was elected Waukesha County DA in 2006 and served in that office until he won the AG’s Office in 2014.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Haughney resigned from the post Nov. 6.

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