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Governor Receives the Names of Two Nominees to Serve on the Government Accountability Board

Date: 
April 12, 2010

MADISON, WI – The Government Accountability Candidate Committee has selected two former Wisconsin judges for nomination to serve on the Government Accountability Board.

The committee selected the Hon. David G. Deininger, former District IV Court of Appeals judge, and the Hon. Michael T. Lucci, former Douglas County Circuit Court judge.

The Governor will appoint one of the two to serve on the Government Accountability Board for a six-year term. The appointment must be confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the State Senate.

Judge Deininger was a trial judge for two years in Green County before joining the District IV Court of Appeals in 1996 and serving until 2007. He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1987 to 1994. He and his wife live in Monroe.
Judge Lucci was a trial judge for 25 years before retiring in 2009. He was in private practice in Superior from 1973 to 1985. He and his wife live in Superior.

Current Board Chair Judge William Eich’s term will end next month. The six G.A.B. members serve six-year staggered terms, and Judge Eich’s term is the second to end since the G.A.B. was created in 2007.

The candidate committee is made up of four sitting Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges. Committee members are selected at random by the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and serve a two-year term. They are charged with nominating replacements to the G.A.B. from a list of willing applicants, all of whom must be former elected judges.