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Walker appoints Schimel to Waukesha County judgeship

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —  Gov. Scott Walker is giving outgoing Attorney General Brad Schimel a job as a judge.

Walker issued a news release on Tuesday announcing he has appointed Schimel 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.

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

Rebecca Ballweg, a spokeswoman for the State Department of Justice, didn’t immediately reply to an email.

Schimel lost to the Democrat Josh Kaul in the election on Nov. 6. Walker lost to the Democrat Tony Evers.

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