DA Necci running for judge

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Andrea Anderson | December 1, 2015

ELKHORN—Walworth County District Attorney Dan Necci announced Tuesday he is running for the Walworth County Court judicial seat being vacated by Judge James Carlson, who retires in July.

Necci is the third person to announce they are running for the bench seat. Lake Geneva attorney Shannon Wynn registered her campaign in November with the Government Accountability Board. Walworth County Family Court Commissioner Daniel Johnson of Elkhorn registered his campaign in August.

Carlson, the longest-serving circuit court judge in the state, announced in August he is not seeking re-election. He was appointed in 1979 and elected in 1980 and has served continuously since.

Gov. Scott Walker appointed Necci as district attorney in October 2012 after Phil Koss left the post to become a Walworth County judge. Necci had won a primary election for the DA position as a Republican and was facing no Democrat opposition for the November 2012 general election when Walker appointed him. He has served as district attorney ever since.

Carlson's term ends July 31. His seat and the seat held by Judge David Reddy are up for election Tuesday, April 5.

Reddy submitted his re-election papers Nov. 19.

Judges serve six-year terms.

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