Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Waukesha County Circuit Judge Mark Gundrum, a former longtime Republican state legislator, to serve as an appellate court judge.
Gundrum, who replaces Appellate Judge Daniel P. Anderson, will have to run for election in April to the District II Court of Appeal based in Waukesha.
Gundrum served in the state Assembly from 1999 until April 2010, when he was elected to the circuit court bench defeating Rick Congdon, who had been appointed by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
“Judge Gundrum will treat the citizens of Wisconsin with respect, act fairly and be a blind arbiter of justice,” Walker said. “The tremendous amount of support from the community coupled with his outstanding legal education and experience make Judge Gundrum a perfect match for the Court of Appeals.”
Gundrum has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2000, serving in Iraq in 2008.