Senators recommend candidates for federal judge in WisconsinU.S. Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin announced their agreement Thursday to recommend to the White House three Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the open U.S. federal district judgeship for the Western District of Wisconsin.
U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin announced their agreement Thursday to recommend to the White House three Wisconsinites for consideration to fill the open U.S. federal district judgeship for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Michael R. Fitzpatrick, James D. Peterson and John W. Vaudreuil are among the candidates recommended by a bipartisan Federal Nominating Commission the Wisconsin senators established in April to move federal nominations forward, including vacant federal judgeships in Wisconsin.
“I really appreciate all the energy and time spent by the bipartisan Judicial Commission to help examine the numerous highly qualified candidates that applied to serve the state of Wisconsin as a federal judge. The hard work by the Commissioners and the State Bar will benefit the Western District for years to come,” Johnson said.
The Republican senator also thanked his Democratic colleague for the bipartisan approach.
“I am proud to have worked together with Sen. Johnson to put in place a commission and process for moving judicial nominations forward. The people of Wisconsin deserve to have these vacancies filled with qualified public servants working for them,” Baldwin said, “I want to thank the commission for their hard work and service to move this process forward for the people of Wisconsin. Each of the nominees Senator Johnson and I are recommending to President Obama are experienced, highly qualified and would make an outstanding federal district judge.”
The Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission consists of six Wisconsinites —members of the Wisconsin State Bar. Each senator appointed three members to the Commission and designated one of them to serve as co-chair.