Oconto County District Legal professional Edward Burke Jr. resigns; Gov. Tony Evers seeks interim DA

Oconto County District Legal professional Edward Burke

OCONTO – Oconto County District Legal professional Edward Burke Jr. has resigned efficient Thursday, in keeping with a information launch from Gov. Tony Evers’ workplace. Burke served in that place for nearly 10 years.

In a letter to the governor, Burke mentioned, “Current well being points have prompted me to focus extra on my household and my well being; I’ve determined, reluctantly, to retire.”

He additionally inspired the governor and Legislature to deal with the scarcity of certified DAs and assistant DAs in Wisconsin.

Burke’s retirement comes after his assistant district legal professional, Lisa Rowe, resigned in early Might. Rowe’s place stays open.

The state authorities is accepting purposes for an interim Oconto County DA till Sept. 21. The brand new DA would serve the rest of Burke’s time period, which ends in January 2025.

In the mean time, the Brown County District Legal professional’s Workplace will likely be helping Oconto County’s workplace, mentioned Oconto County Administrator Erik Pritzl.

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Burke is midway by his third four-year time period as a district legal professional. He beforehand served in personal apply and was a public defender. Burke misplaced an election in April to grow to be an Oconto County Circuit Court docket choose.

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