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Wisconsin Senators Recommend Candidates to the White House for Federal Judgeship on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson announced today their agreement to recommend to the White House four candidates for consideration to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where Judge William C. Griesbach is retiring.

The candidates, Krista Ann Halla-Valdes, Tammy Jo Hock, William S. Pocan, and Thomas J. Walsh, were recommended to the Senators by the bipartisan Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission that has been established to provide recommendations for nominations during the 117th Congress for federal judicial positions and United States Attorneys.

The full text of the Wisconsin Senators’ letter of recommendation to the White House is below and here

June 22, 2021

The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

We are pleased to recommend the following individuals to fill the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin:

Krista Ann Halla-Valdes
Tammy Jo Hock
William S. Pocan
Thomas J. Walsh 

These candidates were among those selected by a bipartisan commission that we established to screen applicants, and we are pleased to recommend them to you.


Ron Johnson                                                               Tammy Baldwin

United States Senator                                                 United States Senator