A Hurley attorney will serve as the new Iron County Circuit Court Judge after he was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers Thursday.
Tony Stella will fill the vacancy created by the July death of longtime judge Patrick Madden.
Stella served to stints as Iron County District Attorney in the 1980s and 1990s and is a graduate of Hurley High School.
“Tony Stella has been a lifelong advocate for the people of Iron County,” said Evers in a press release. “He has the temperament, knowledge, and experience to be an excellent judge.”
Stella will serve the remainder of Madden’s term, which goes through 2023.
Madden had been on the bench since 1986.