Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Endorse Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr


March 19, 2020

Amy Lunde 

MUKWONAGO – Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr, candidate for Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II, announced the endorsement of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Rebecca Bradley, Brian Hagedorn, and Daniel Kelly, as well as former Justices David Prosser and Michael Gableman. 

“I’m honored to receive the endorsements of Justices Bradley, Hagedorn, Kelly and former justices Prosser and Gableman,” said Judge Bugenhagen. “All five are principled judges who reflect sound temperament and strong commitment to the Constitution at our court’s highest level, and I am grateful for their support.”

“Our appellate courts make critical decisions for the state’s justice system. We need judges like Judge Paul Bugenhagen who have a clear understanding of the rule of law and will strive to uphold it every day on the bench,” said Justice Rebecca Bradley.

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.

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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