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Walker appoints Schimel to Waukesha County judgeshipSubmitted: 11/20/2018
MADISON - Outgoing Gov. Scott Walker is giving outgoing Attorney General Brad Schimel a job as a judge.

Walker announced Tuesday that he appointed Schimel as a Waukesha County circuit judge. Walker said Schimel has shown a commitment to the rule of law and will faithfully serve the state as a judge.

Schimel is a former Waukesha County district attorney.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Schimel will replace Judge Patrick Haughney, who announced plans to resign earlier this fall. Walker's office hasn't' released a list of applicants for the position. It's unclear when Schimel will start.

State Department of Justice spokeswoman Rebecca Ballweg didn't immediately reply to an email.

The appointment comes a day after Schimel conceded defeat to Democrat Josh Kaul in the Nov. 6 election. Walker lost to Democrat Tony Evers.


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