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Personal injury lawyer back to work after bid for governor

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An Eau Claire lawyer and state lawmaker who spent several months campaigning for governor is back at work.

Dana Wachs, who also represents the 91st District in the Wisconsin Assembly, recently returned to work at the Eau Claire office of Madison-based Gingras Cates and Wachs, according to a news release.

“Eau Claire and Gingras Cates & Wachs is my home, and the clients who we work with have become part of my family,” Wachs said in a statement. “Gingras Cates & Wachs stands up for the same values my campaign did — we right the wrongs in our communities.”

Wachs, a Democrat, announced last August that he was making a bid for Gov. Scott Walker’s seat. He dropped out of the running in June, a day after the Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik bowed out and the same week a Marquette University Law School Poll found that just 2 percent of Democrats supported Wachs.

There are now 8 Democrats competing to challenge Walker in the general election scheduled for November. Voters will go to the polls Aug. 14 to decide who will get the party’s nomination to take on Walker.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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