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Governor appoints Croninger as Monroe Co. DA

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Governor Scott Walker appoints the Monroe County Assistant District Attorney as the new District Attorney.

Kevin Croninger replaces Dan Cary, who passed away unexpectedly in early November.

Croninger has worked in the Monroe County DA's office since April, 2011.

In a statement from the Governor's office, Walker said, "Kevin Croninger is a rising star among Wisconsin's prosecutors," said Governor Walker.  "He has led with strength and wisdom in a difficult moment, and I'm confident he will carry forward Dan Cary's legacy as a prosecutor who is committed to enforcing the law and the serving the community."

The statement also included comments on the appointment from Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin. "I have discussed this with the key officers and investigators in the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and there is unanimous agreement that Assistant District Attorney Croninger would be a great District Attorney . . . Kevin's experience and performance in the Monroe County courts makes him an ideal candidate for District Attorney.  He is well liked and respected by all who know and work with him."

Prior to working in Monroe County, Croninger worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Juneau County.

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