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Vale gets sent to the bench
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Tom Vale, Monroe, looks over the results with Art Bartsch, left, Eric Vale and Brad Ripp at his victory party Tuesday at Flanagans Shenanigans. Vale received about 51.5 percent of votes cast in Tuesdays election for Green County Circuit Court Branch 2 Judge. New Glarus attorney Dan Gartzke received about 48 percent of the vote. Order photo
MONROE - With about 51 percent of the vote, Tom Vale became the first Green County Circuit Court Branch 2 Judge.Vale, Monroe, received 3,012 votes, about 51.5 percent, to 2,799 votes, about 48 percent, for New Glarus attorney Dan Gartzke."It's a relief to have the campaign over with," Vale laughed after he saw the election returns at the Green County Courthouse.