Governor appoints Anderson as Waushara County District Attorney

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker named Steven And-erson as the new Waushara County District Attorney on Jan. 30. Anderson replaces outgoing District Administrator Scott Blader who recently was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

“I am pleased to appoint Steven Anderson to be the next District Attorney in Waushara County,” stated Walker in a release. “Anderson is a respected community leader whose experience and commitment to justice will make him an excellent District Attorney.”

Prior to taking over the position, Anderson served in the Waushara County District Attorney’s Office as the assistant district attorney for almost five years. In this position, he has gained experience in all aspects of criminal litigation from case intake through final disposition, including nine jury trials and 12 bench trials, according to the release. Since the appointment of U.S. Attorney Blader, Anderson has been the sole attorney managing the full caseload as well as the day-to-day operations of the office.

Waushara County Circuit Court Judge Guy Dutcher offered his endorsement for Anderson, stating, “Attorney Anderson is an ethical, hardworking lawyer who has a remarkable aptitude for dealing with the trials and tribulations that are central to the Waushara County District Attorney’s office … [He has] skills and attributes that are essential to addressing the growing demands of our local District Attorney’s Office.”

Waushara County Sher-iff Jeffrey Nett highly recommended Anderson as well, stating, “He is very capable as a prosecutor and is well respected by Waushara County Law Enforcement. He has worked well with everyone involved in the court system to do his job and serve the people of Waushara County.”

Blader also wrote in his support of Anderson, noting “He has developed firm roots with law enforcement and staff. He is competent, capable and well-liked.”

Anderson earned his juris doctor degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He resides in Wautoma