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La Crosse Judge Mark Huesmann retains position, defeating Candice Tlustosch



FILE - La Crosse County Judge Mark Huesmann in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on Feb. 8, 2024.

La Crosse Judge Mark Huesmann has retained the bench in Circuit Court Branch 3, after Tuesday’s spring election results.

Huesmann, who will begin a six-year term, defeated Candice Tlustosch with 56.7% of the vote. In the race, 21,648 cast votes. Huessman won 12,247-9,364.

“I intend to honor your votes by diligently and conscientiously carrying out my duties as a circuit court judge,” Huesmann stated. “Thank you to all that supported me in this race. Words cannot express my gratitude.

“Anyone that’s been involved in putting together or running a campaign knows the stress, work, and financial commitment it takes to put it together. My wife Kris is amazing and I’m lucky to have her in my life.”

Huesmann was appointed by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in July and took over in August for retiring Judge Todd Bjerke.

Tlustosch, an attorney in La Crosse, had been a Branch 5 judge in the county back in 2015. She was appointed by former Gov. Scott Walker.

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  1. April Fool

    April 4, 2024 at 2:22 pm

    I see the judge was pictured rubbing shoulders with Dem Steve Doyle at a Dem election “watch party.”

    And the next day they tell us the race was non-partisan and how awful it was for the Republicans to act partisan. Just sleazy.

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