La Crosse County Judge Ramona Gonzalez is retiring this summer, after 27 years on the bench.
The governor’s office is seeking candidates for the Branch 1 vacancy, reporting that Gonzalez will resign as of July 1.
Gonzalez, a native of the Dominican Republic, was La Crosse County’s first female judge. She came to La Crosse in 1981 to practice law and was first elected as a county judge in 1995, after the retirement of Judge Peter Pappas.
Gonzalez is three years into her latest six-year term. Whoever is appointed to the post would run for a full term in April of 2023.