MADISON, Wis. -- Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today after Justice Michael J. Gableman announced he will not seek a second term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

"Justice Gableman has demonstrated an untiring commitment to the rule of law and the proper role of the judiciary during his time on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He has also served our state with distinction as a Burnett County Circuit Court judge, district attorney for Ashland County, and assistant district attorney for Marathon and Langlade Counties. On behalf of the citizens of Wisconsin, I thank Justice Gableman for his years of faithful service."


Click HERE (PDF) to read Justice Gableman's official statement.


According to the Wisconsin Court System, Justice Michael J. Gableman was elected to a 10-year term in 2008.

Justice Gableman was born in West Allis, Wis. He received his bachelor's degree from Ripon College in 1988 and his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in 1993.

Prior to his election to the Court, Justice Gableman served as the circuit court judge for Burnett County. He was appointed to the Burnett County Circuit Court in 2002 by then-Gov. Scott McCallum, and elected in 2003.

Justice Gableman also has served as an administrative law judge for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, district attorney for Ashland County, assistant district attorney for Marathon and Langlade counties, assistant corporation counsel in Forest County, and has worked in private practice. In addition, he served on the State Court/Tribal Court Relations Committee and the Judicial Council.

His current term is set to expire July 31, 2018.


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