Governor appoints new Sawyer County district attorney

Press Release from the Governor's Office

Madison – Today (Friday) Governor Walker announced that Bruce R. Poquette would serve as District Attorney in Sawyer County.

"One of the most basic functions of government is to enforce our laws to protect and serve the public," said Governor Scott Walker. "With this appointment I am hopeful that we will be able to deliver justice to those criminals and individuals who chose not to follow the law."

Mr. Poquette has served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office for the last five years. Prior to that, Mr. Poquette worked in private practice, serving the legal needs of many residents in northwest Wisconsin counties. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1997, and he received his juris doctor from Hamline University School of Law in 2001.

He will serve as District Attorney until December 2012, an election will be held in November.


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