State Rep. Mark Gundrum (R-New Berlin), who was elected to the Assembly in 1998, would rather be a judge.
A few days ago, Gundrum announced that he is running for Waukesha County circuit court judge in the upcoming April election against incumbent Judge Richard Congdon. (Congdon had been appointed to the bench by Gov. Doyle in January to fill a vacancy created by Judge Mark Gempeler’s retirement. )
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel :
“I think the seat can be won,” Gundrum said
He said he would be a judge who would follow the rule of law and not impose his own views.
However, in the very next paragraph:
“ I think it would be good to have a person with a solid conservative view of the law in there,” Gundrum said.
Uh, that sounds like politician double-speak.
Nevertheless, Gundrum is quite popular and has a very good chance of unseating the incumbent judge.
And it raises the question--- if Gundrum succeeds, who will seek his Assembly seat?