Judge Paul Bugenhagen, Jr

WAUKESHA – Today, Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr announced his candidacy for the District II Court of Appeals.

Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr: “I am honored to announce my candidacy for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals because Wisconsin deserves a judge who will uphold the rule of law and defend our Constitution — including the religious liberties of all Wisconsinites. Over the last few months, I have received an outpouring of support encouraging me to run and defend the Constitution. I look forward to earning the trust and confidence of Wisconsinites across the district.”

Judge Bugenhagen, a life-long resident of Waukesha County, was elected in 2015 to the Waukesha County Circuit Court and currently presides over the family and probate divisions of the court. Judge Bugenhagen was named head of the family court division in 2018. Before his election to the bench, Judge Bugenhagen was a bilingual attorney in a general litigation practice with offices in Menomonee Falls and Waukesha.

Outside the courtroom, Judge Bugenhagen enjoys hunting, fishing, coaching high school wrestling, and spending time with his family. Judge Bugenhagen resides in Mukwonago with his wife, Crosby, and their daughter. Judge Bugenhagen believes judges should be servant leaders on the bench and active participants in the community they represent.

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