Four people have applied to be the Washburn County Circuit Court judge when Judge Gene Harrington retires on August second after nearly 22 years on the bench. Governor Tony Evers will appoint a new judge to serve until July 31, 2020. Whoever is elected in the spring election will then begin a six-year term. The candidates who the Governor is considering are Thomas Frost, Andrew Harrington, Aaron Marcoux, and Angeline Winton. Harrington said in his retirement statement in May that he hoped the governor would select his successor before August 15th because the annual Judicial College for judges begins August 19 and every judge, especially a new one, needs that basic education.