On Tuesday - April 1st, 2014
Judge David Wambach, his family, friends, and campaign team, sincerely thank everyone for their support and votes in this election.


"... Wambach earned 6,362 votes, representing 57.46 percent of the ballots, to Miller's 42.33 percent, or 4,687 votes..."
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Judicial Philosophy

Jefferson Rotary Club's Service Above Self Award

In 2003, Dave spent a month in India to be a part of Rotary International's National Polio Immunization Day, helping to distribute free polio vaccines to infants and children.

"I wanted to be part of this exciting effort to eradicate polio on a global scale. I got to meet Indian politicians, lawyers, business people... Experiencing the culture, food, architecture, and language was a great opportunity."

~ Judge Wambach

Because of Judge Wambach's involvement in this trip, it helped earn him the Jefferson Rotary Club's Service Above Self Award.

UW-L Alumni Association Food Drive

Dave helped at the UW-Lacrosse Alumni Association Food Drive. Here he is pictured with fellow Alumni Association Board members with some of the food they collected.


Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler

Supreme Court Justice David Prosser

Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack

Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman

Court of Appeals Judge Paul Lundsten

Court of Appeals Judge Brian Blanchard

Waukesha County Presiding Judge Lloyd Carter

Judge Pat Haughney

Judge Kathy Foster

Jefferson County Presiding Judge Randy Koschnick

Jefferson County Judge William Hue


Representative John Jagler

Senator Scott Fitzgerald

Senator Neal Kedzie

Representative Stephen Nass

Representative Joel Kleefisch

County Officials

Carla Robinson-Clerk of Court

Barbara Frank-County Clerk

Staci Hoffman-Register of Deeds

John Jensen-Treasurer

Pat Theder-Coroner

County Board Supervisors

Carlton Zentner

Augie Tietz

Amy Rinard

George Jaeckel

Richard Jones

Ron Buchanan

Rick Kuhlman

Al Counsell

Donald Reese

Gregory M. Torres

Pamela Rogers

Steven J. Nass

John Molinaro

Jennifer Hanneman

Jim Mode

John Kannard

Matthew Foelker

Glen Borland

Town Chairpersons

Gene Olson-Town of Aztalan

Mark Hoffman-Town of Cold Spring

Donald Reese-Town of Farmington

Ronald Kutz-Town of Hebron

Donald Bigelow-Town of Jefferson

Fred Walling-Town of Koshkonong

Norman Stoner-Town of Sullivan

Dale Neupert-Town of Waterloo

Perry Goetsch-Town of Ixonia

Richard Gimler-Town of Watertown

Law Enforcement

Paul Milbrath-Jefferson County Sheriff

Tim Thomas-Waterloo Police Chief (Ret.)

Pat Matuszewski-Lake Mills Police Chief

Gary Bleeker-Jefferson and Johnson Creek Police Department Chief

Tony Brus-Fort Atkinson Chief

Members of the Bar

Tom Laitsch

Kurt Anderson

Robert "Bob" Bell

Wallace "Wally" McDonell

Martin "Marty" Harrison

Vincent Guerero

Colleen Locke

Michael Rumpf

Craig Johnson

Joseph Fischer

Andrew Rumpf

Kelli Thompson

Kathy Pakes

Samantha Humes

Raymond Rausch

Greg Mode

Alvin Whitaker

Robert Burns

John Harrington

John Waldschmidt

Brook Teuber

Jeff Shock

John Fryatt

Monica Hall

Robert Jambois

Henry Miller

Miguel Michel

Chris Rogers

David Westrick

Tom Monogue

Ben Brantmeier

Michael Witt

William Kiessling

Tim Lesperence

Mark Sweet

Lee Leverton

Andrew Griggs

Robert Bender

Steven Luchsinger

Karl Huebner

Bradford Wilcox

Dan Olsen

David Ring

Chad Buehler

Dean D' Aoust

Amanda Ramaker

Community Leaders

Randy Knox

John David

William H. (Bill) McClain

Jim Glover

Rhonda Rohloff

David Turner

Mark Erdmann

Lyle Wuestenberg

John Wilmet

National Coverage

Taking on the prosecution of Curtis Forbes for the 1980 murder of Marilyn McIntyre was one of the greatest challenges of my career as a prosecutor. Seeking "Justice for Marilyn" (as would become the mantra of those who survived her and the title adopted by CBS in their 48 Hours episode) was a daunting task. The case had grown cold and the DNA evidence that helped break the case open was held to be inadmissible by the court. It became a case built on circumstantial evidence. The widely held public myth is that circumstantial evidence is a weak or lesser form of evidence. The evidence the state assembled, as the jury would later find out and their verdict concluded; was a very powerful and persuasive set of circumstances that showed beyond a reasonable doubt that Curtis Forbes had savagely sexually assaulted and killed Marilyn McIntyre. To hold Curtis Forbes accountable for a crime he had managed to avoid responsibility for-for over 30 years-was very rewarding; but even more rewarding was bringing an end to the agony her family and friends had endured as they wondered and they waited for "Justice for Marilyn."

Citation for Exemplary Professionalism, Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators (2013)

The Citation For Exemplary Professionalism came as a result of my work with other justice professionals in wrapping up the investigation and leading to the arrest and prosecution of Chad Magolsky for the brutal stabbing of an elderly retired gentleman-James Park. Chad Magolsky stabbed poor Jim Park no less than 11 times for the money in his pocket. This homicide had gone unsolved from 2009, but not forgotten. Our team carefully assembled both circumstantial and DNA evidence that established, to the jury's satisfaction-that Chad Magolsky was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. It is hard to describe what the emotion shedding tears together with a victims family after the verdict, but it is a moment that is indelibly etched in your mind.

Governor's Certificate of Achievement in Public Service and Safety (2011)

To be awarded the Governor's Certificate was both gratifying and humbling. At the time I had been a public servant for 26 years. It was more than enough of a reward in and of itself to know that all those years allowed me an opportunity to serve the public and strive to improve the safety of the lives I touched and the greater community we shared.

Prosecutor of the Year Awards from WAHI

The first time I was bestowed the homicide prosecutor of the year award from W.A.H.I. was for having prosecuted the 19 year old cold case homicide of Resa Scobie-Brunner. Matt Knapp bludgeoned and strangled Resa for no apparent reason and no known motive. The case had been investigated for years and a charge finally issued, but the prosecution was mired in appeals to higher courts on evidentiary issues. Six months before the trial date the lead prosecutor left the office. It was a tremendous challenge to get up to speed and ready on such an old case in such a short amount of time. If it wasn't for having the amount and quality of experience I had along with the good fortune of a great team of women and men working with me, Matt Knapp would have gotten away with murder had it not been for the solid team of professionals working with me, and the experience I brought to this team. The second time I was prosecutor of the year was for the Forbes prosecution chronicled in the 48 Hours piece described above.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Recognition Award (2008)

Over the years I had come to see and experience-in a very up close and personal way-the heartache experienced by mothers whose children were injured and killed by intoxicated drivers. Those experiences shaped my determination to be a leader and staunch advocate for improving our laws and our approaches to improving how our society addresses this dangerous combination of intoxication and driving. I also believed that my role as the District Attorney in Jefferson County carried with it the responsibility for reducing impaired driving, supporting victims and saving lives. Although I did all those things because I believed them to be the right things to do, MADD believed I should be recognized for those efforts at their statewide award night. I felt the award truly belonged to all the mothers who had suffered so much and who had the courage to struggle for seeing to it that other mothers did not suffer what they had.

Prosecutor of the Year Award-WDAA

Andrew Krnak murdered his father, mother, brother and the family dog and continued living in the family home as if nothing had happened. He changed his name shortly after to Derek Anderson. I will never forget getting the call from the Jefferson County Sheriff's detective bureau that an entire family (save one) had gone "missing." No one had a clue and the massive effort to "find" them began. My team at the Jefferson County DA office worked tirelessly in tandem with our Sheriff's Department and many other criminal justice system agencies over a course of years and across the country to solve this horrific mass murder. In Derek Anderson, I looked into the eyes and mind of evil and in the end; justice triumphed over evil.


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