MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) – Two former judges from north central Wisconsin are in the running to serve on the Government Accountability Board.
A candidate committee has picked former Taylor County Judge Gary Carlson and former Vilas County Judge Thomas Vocke (vo-key) as two nominees to fill vacancies on the board.
Vocke retired from the board in December to run for Vilas County judge. He lost in a primary on Tuesday and asked the committee to consider his nomination again.
Carlson was a judge in Taylor County from 1980 through 2008.
The other two nominees are former appellate Judge Charles Dykman and former Dane County Judge Gerald Nichol.
Governor Walker can appoint two of the four judges to serve on the board for six-year terms. The appointments must be confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the state Senate.
The Government Accountability Board was created in 2008 to replace the former ethics and elections boards.