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New Outagamie Co. DA appointed

Mindy Tempelis (Photo courtesy Mindy Tempelis)

APPLETON (WLUK) -- Melinda Tempelis has been named the new Outagamie County district attorney.

Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointment Wednesday. Tempelis replaces Carrie Schneider, whom Walker appointed as an Outagamie County judge earlier this year.

“I am pleased to appoint Melinda Tempelis to be the next district attorney in Outagamie County,” Walker said in a news release. “She has distinguished herself in her career as a prosecutor, and I am confident she will serve the public with wisdom, integrity, and a strong commitment to justice.”

Tempelis has been a prosecutor in Outagamie County for close to 15 years, serving as deputy DA for the past 10 years. Walker's office says she was recommended by former Gov. Tommy Thompson, Attorney General Brad Schimel and Outagamie County Sheriff Brad Gehring.

Tempelis will serve the remainder of Schneider's term, which ends after the November 2020 election.

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