Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Scott Craig to the Racine County Circuit Court – Branch 4. The appointment fills the vacancy created by Judge Mark F. Nielsen’s resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Craig will complete a term ending July 31, 2025.
“Scott Craig will be an excellent judge for the people of Racine County,” Evers said in a statement. “His background in education and experience as a deputy family court commissioner will serve him well in this new role.”
Craig is currently a deputy family court commissioner for the Racine County Circuit Court, where he presides over family law and domestic injunction cases, according to a press release from the governor’s office. As a court commissioner, he has maintained a calendar of between 60 and 70 cases per week. Prior to assuming this role in 2020, he was a sole practitioner who primarily served as a guardian ad litem for Racine County and provided mediation services. Earlier in his career, Craig was a special education teacher at Horlick High School for nine years and also taught courses at Gateway Technical College.
“Commissioner Craig has a track record of helping families and people in Racine County, which will continue as he begins his service as our next Circuit Court Judge,” Wind Point/North Bay Joint Municipal Court Judge Georgia Herrera said in a statement. “Our community is very fortunate to have him on the bench.”
Craig resides in Racine with his family. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law. In addition to his involvement in professional organizations, he has been an active part of his church community and has provided pro bono services at the House of Peace and the Milwaukee Justice Center.
“I am honored to be appointed as the next Circuit Court Judge, and I look forward to continuing my service to the residents of Racine County,” Craig said in a statement. “I pledge to work hard, to be fair, and to make prudent decisions.”