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Following the retirement of Racine County Judge Allan Torhorst, Governor Scott Walker appointed Robert Repischak, an assistant district attorney, to fill his spot.

Repischak works for the Racine County District Attorney’s Office and has worked there for the past 19 years. He’s also served as the municipal attorney for the Norway since 1999 and for Dover since 2015.

“I am pleased to appoint Robert Repischak as a Racine County judge,” Walker said in a press release. “He has demonstrated not only a long history of service to the Racine County community but also a strong dedication to the fundamental Constitutional principles that will serve him well on the bench.”

Racine County Circuit Court Judge Mark Nielsen supported Repischak’s appointment.

“Bob Repischak is among the best of an able generation of criminal prosecutors who have represented the people of Racine over the last two decades.” Nielsen wrote. “Repischak has the experience to handle the many demands upon a judge combined with that good-humored pragmatism necessary to solve complex problems.”

Sen. Van Wanggaard also recommended Repischak for the job.

“Since I first met him, Mr. Repischak does his homework and gains a full understanding of not just the case, but also the applicable law…this type of work ethic and attitude towards the law is critical in our judges, and our judicial system,” he wrote.

Repischak has his Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He resides in Waterford with his wife and their two daughters.



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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.