Papke Appointed to Wisconsin Judicial Commission

Governor Scott Walker has appointed Robert Papke of Sturgeon Bay to the Wisconsin Judicial Commission. The commission’s main duties include the investigation and prosecution of possible misconduct or disabilities on the part of judges and court commissioners. Its jurisdiction extends to over 500 judges, including the justices of the supreme court, appellate judges and circuit judges. Papke said he was honored to serve as the governor’s appointee and as a citizen member. He previously served on the judicial commission from 1993 to 2001 as an appointee of then-governor Tommy Thompson, including four years as vice-chairman and chairman. Papke has been a member of the governor’s property tax commission and is a former member of the Door County Board, county clerk and the first appointed administrative coordinator for Door County. He is a US Air Force veteran, former Sturgeon Bay Police officer, co-owner of Pinecrest Village Assisted Living, and is a partner in the development of Westwood Shores Resort. Papke is a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School, NWTC in Green Bay, past president of the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club, and past chairman of the Door County Economic Development Corporation. He is a director of the Door County Visitor Bureau and a Bayside Cemetery Association trustee.

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