Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr endorsed by Milwaukee police association


March 3, 2020

Amy Lunde 

MUKWONAGO – Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr announced today he has received the endorsement of the Milwaukee Police Association (MPA) in the race for Wisconsin Court of Appeals in District II. The MPA represents over 1,500 brave men and women serving in the Milwaukee Police Department.

“The Milwaukee Police Association is proud to endorse Judge Paul Bugenhagen for Court of Appeals,” said Dale Bormann, MPA President. “We appreciate Judge Bugenhagen’s proven track record enforcing the rule of law for the safety and well-being of our communities.” 

Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr was elected Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge in 2015 after defeating a two-term incumbent. He currently presides over the criminal division of the court. He spent the four previous years in the family and probate divisions of the court and was named head of the family court division in 2018.

“I’m grateful for the endorsement of the Milwaukee Police Association, whose members pledge an oath and put their lives on the line to serve and protect our communities,” said Judge Bugenhagen. “As an Appellate Court Judge, I too will use my years of experience to serve and protect the public by upholding our laws as written.”

Judge Bugenhagen resides in Mukwonago with his wife, Crosby, and their daughter. He faces Judge Lisa Neubauer on April 7, 2020.


The District II Appellate Court includes Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago counties. This seat is currently held by Judge Lisa Neubauer. In the 2019 Wisconsin Supreme Court election, Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn defeated Judge Lisa Neubauer by a wide margin in District II.  Bugenhagen can be found on Twitter and Facebook at @JudgeBugenhagen. The election will occur on April 7th, 2020.

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