MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A prosecutor in the state Justice Department was named Monday as a new circuit judge in Jefferson County.
Governor Scott Walker appointed David Wambach to replace Judge Jacqueline Erwin, who retired.
He was Jefferson County’s chief prosecutor from 1997-to-2008, when he joined the attorney general’s staff. His fellow DA’s named him the state’s “Prosecutor of the Year” in 2006.
The state’s Homicide Investigators Association gave Wambach the same honor in 2007 and 2011 for his work in cracking cold cases.
Also, the governor named attorney Tina Bourget as a new circuit judge in Eau Claire County. She replaces Lisa Stark, who was elected to the state’s Third District Appeals Court.