Press Release: Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Lafayette County Circuit Court

Office of Governor Tony Evers
Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Lafayette County Circuit Court
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Lafayette County Circuit Court. The appointment will fill a vacancy created by the passing of Judge Duane M. Jorgenson on April 21, 2024. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2025.

“From being a dairy farmer to later serving as Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge, the Honorable Judge Jorgenson was a true Wisconsinite who showed what it means to live by our shared values of integrity, civility, and compassion,” said Gov. Evers in a statement last week. “Judge Jorgenson will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and community member who was not only committed to justice and fairness but who lived a selfless life in the spirit of service. Kathy and I are keeping his family, loved ones, and colleagues in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time, and we extend our condolences to the entire Lafayette County community in mourning his loss.”

To apply, please email a completed application form and supporting materials to Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wed., May 15, 2024.

The application can be found on the “Apply to Serve” page on Gov. Evers’ website at:

Applicants with questions about the judicial selection process may contact the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at (608) 266-1212.
An online version of this release is available here.