MADISON— Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of Sandie Giernoth as Washington County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy that will be created by the retirement of Judge Andrew Gonring, effective March 28, 2020.

“Sandie Giernoth is dedicated to justice and serving her community. She will be an effective and fair judge,” said Gov. Evers.

Giernoth is currently the Deputy District Attorney for Washington County. She has been a prosecutor since 2010, representing the State of Wisconsin in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, juvenile cases, children in need of protective services cases, and civil forfeiture actions. She also helped implement the Washington County Drug Treatment Court.

“Sandie Giernoth will be a hardworking, dedicated judge who will serve the community well. The Washington County bench is strong, and she will be a great addition,” said Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler. “I wish her all the very best and trust that she will find being a judge both challenging and rewarding. Washington County is a special place to have the opportunity to serve.”

Giernoth lives in West Bend with her family. She is an active member in the community, serving on the boards of United Way of Washington County, Froedtert West Bend Hospital, and Emerging Leaders of Washington County. She is the past president of the Washington County Bar Association. Giernoth is a graduate of Carroll College and Marquette University Law School.

“I am honored to receive this appointment. Serving as a Circuit Court Judge in Washington County aligns with my strong desire to positively contribute to the community in which I live, and it allows me to use my education and skillset to do so,” said Giernoth. “I look forward to serving the people of Washington County in this new role, and I thank Governor Evers for this opportunity.”  

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