Angeline Winton

MADISON— Gov. Tony Evers announced on August 13 his appointment of Angeline Winton of Springbrook to be Washburn County Circuit Court judge. She will fill the vacancy created when Judge Eugene Harrington retired earlier this month after nearly 22 years on the bench.

“Ms. Winton is a hard-working, fair district attorney who understands the challenges facing Washburn County,” Evers said. “She will be a dedicated judge who treats everyone with dignity and respect.”

Four people had applied for the job: Winton, Thomas Frost, Andrew Harrington, and Aaron Marcoux.

Winton’s term of appointment will be through next July. The position will be on the ballot in the spring election, with the winner’s six-year term beginning August 1.

Winton has been the county’s district attorney since she was elected to the position in 2016. She previously worked in private practice and served as an assistant district attorney for Washburn and Burnett counties. As a prosecutor Winton handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from homicide to methamphetamine distribution to traffic offenses.

Winton graduated from Hayward High School. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law.

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