Gov. Evers seeking District Attorney applications for Vernon County and two other counties

Madison, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for appointment for Vernon County will fill a vacancy being created by District Attorney Timothy J. Gaskell’s election to the Vernon County Circuit Court. Gaskell was elected as Vernon County Circuit Court Judge in April when he defeated Angela Palmer-Fisher by 180 votes. Gaskell has served as Vernon County District Attorney since 2003.

The other two open District Attorney seats that Evers is seeking applicants are for in Grant and Oneida counties. The appointment for Grant County will fill a vacancy being created by District Attorney Lisa A. Riniker’s election to the Grant County Circuit Court. The appointment for Oneida County will fill a vacancy being created by District Attorney Michael W. Schiek’s election to the Oneida County Circuit Court. The new district attorneys will serve for the remainder of the unexpired terms that end January 2025.

To apply, please email a completed application form and supporting materials to Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wed., May 31, 2023. Applicants should specify the county for which they are applying.

The application is available on the “Apply to Serve” page of Gov. Evers’ website at:

For questions about the appointment process, please contact the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at (608) 266-1212.

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