Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr Releases First TV Ad


March 26, 2020

Amy Lunde 

MUKWONAGO – Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr, candidate for Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District II, released his first television ad, “Committed,” today. The ad showcases images of Bugenhagen in his roles as both judge and family man while mentioning Bugenhagen’s experience and commitment to never legislate from the bench.

“I am the clear conservative choice for the Court of Appeals,” said Judge Bugenhagen. “My record and experience inside and outside the courtroom has prepared me to serve on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. I will put people first, never legislate from the bench, and uphold the rule of law.”

“Committed” Script: “Paul Bugenhagen Jr, the trusted candidate with the experience we need on the Court of Appeals. As our judge, Paul Bugenhagen will uphold the constitution and never legislate from the bench, because he is committed to the rule of law. Paul Bugenhagen Jr for Court of Appeals.

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.

Bugenhagen’s campaign has been endorsed by Wisconsin Family Action PAC, the Milwaukee Police Association, Wisconsin Right to Life PAC, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Bradley, Hagedorn and Kelly, and former justices Gableman and Prosser.

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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