Judicial finalists narrowed to four
Nine lawyers applied to fill the post that Judge John Roethe will leave at year’s end. Gov. Jim Doyle will appoint a successor to fill the remainder of Roethe’s six-year term, which ends July 31, 2009.
The selection process narrowed the field to six, then four as of this afternoon:
-- Michael Fitzpatrick, Janesville, attorney with Brennan, Steil & Basting.
-- Kenneth Forbeck, Beloit, attorney with Forbeck, Elliot & Monahan.
-- Barbara McCrory, Janesville, Rock County family court commissioner.
-- Margery Tibbetts, Janesville, attorney with Brennan, Steil & Basting.
Doyle will interview each candidate, probably by the end of the week, spokeswoman Carla Vigue said Tuesday afternoon.
She could not say when the governor will make his decision.