Flugaur named to Governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee
For the Gazette
MADISON – On March 3, Gov. Tony Evers today announced the members of the Governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee for his second term, including a former Portage County judge.
The committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates to the governor for consideration when he fills judicial vacancies.
During his first term, Evers appointed 43 judges to vacancies on circuit courts and appellate courts across the state.
“I’m proud of the work the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee has done over the past four years,” said Gov. Evers. “This committee brings together attorneys from across the state and the profession, which ensures that we appoint judges who, in addition to being knowledgeable, thoughtful, and fair, bring a diversity of experiences to the bench.
Among those selected by Evers was Thomas J. Flugaur, who served as a Portage County Circuit Court Judge for 26 years until his retirement in 2020.
“His efforts were instrumental in creating Portage County’s Adult Drug Treatment Court,” a release from Evers’ office stated.
Prior to his election to the circuit court, Flugaur was a trial attorney for the State Public Defender’s Office.