Only one person has applied to replace longtime Rock County Judge James Daley, but the governor’s office is still accepting applications.

The applicant is a municipal judge for the towns of Milton, Harmony and Lima, Karl R. Hanson.

Hanson is also an assistant attorney general for the state Department of Justice.

Hanson told The Gazette when he ran for municipal judge last year that he was 38 and lived north of Milton.

Hanson said he had a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy, a master’s of public administration from Western Kentucky University and his law degree from UW-Madison.

Hanson said he is an ombudsman mediator for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and a U.S. Army veteran.

“Karl Hanson is interviewing for the position. The interview process is ongoing. The governor hopes to make a decision in the coming weeks,” Amy Hasenberg, a spokeswoman for Gov. Scott Walker, said in an email.

Hasenberg said applications are being accepted, but she did not respond to a question about a deadline.

Daley’s last day on the bench is March 2. He is retiring after 29 years.

The appointed replacement will be up for election in April 2019 if he or she decides to run, the governor’s office announced previously.

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