New Taylor Co. Judge Appointed

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162

Governor Doyle Appoints Ann Knox-Bauer as

Taylor County Circuit Court Judge

MADISON - Governor Jim Doyle announced today the appointment of Ann Knox-Bauer to the Taylor County Circuit Court. Knox-Bauer will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Gary Carlson. She will begin serving in late January for a term ending July 31, 2009.

“Ann is a respected lawyer in the Taylor County community," Governor Doyle said. “Her dedication to the people of Wisconsin and to justice will make her an asset on the bench. She brings great experience and leadership, and I know she will serve well in this judgeship.”

“I want to thank Governor Doyle for this appointment, which I am honored to accept,” Knox-Bauer said. “It will be a privilege to serve the people of Taylor County as their judge, and to continue the legacy established by Judge Gary Carlson over the past 28 years. I am looking forward to fulfilling my duties as Circuit Court Judge with integrity, civility and enthusiasm.”

Ann Knox-Bauer has served as an attorney at Salm & Knox-Bauer since 1991. She has served as a Taylor County Court Commissioner since 1999, and as Taylor County Family Court Commissioner since 2006. Knox-Bauer received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and her law degree from Hamline University School of Law in 1991. Knox-Bauer is a member of the Kiwanis, has volunteered for the Chippewa Fire District, and has formerly served as a Mock Trial judge. She and her husband, John, live in Medford with their two children, Joseph and Amanda.