St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Edward Vlack's name will again be on the ballot in St. Croix County this April. The judge announced his intentions to run for another term by issuing the following press release last week:
Judge Edward Vlack, who presides over Branch 2 of the St. Croix County Circuit Court, has announced that he will seek re-election to that position in the upcoming spring election to be held on April 2, 2013.
Judge Vlack was first elected as a St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge in 2001 and was re-elected in 2007. Before serving St. Croix County as a Circuit Judge, he had been in private practice, first in Hudson and then in River Falls, for over 25 years. He also served as the St. Croix County Family Court Commissioner from 1989 to 2001, and the Pierce County Family Court Commissioner from 1985 to 2001.
Judge Vlack is especially pleased with his participation in the creation of the St. Croix County Drug Court in 2006, over which he presides on Wednesday mornings. In 2009, Judge Vlack participated in the creation of the St. Croix County Juvenile Treatment Court, over which he presides on Wednesday afternoons.
Judge Vlack is a Dean on the Wisconsin Judicial College and one of its instructors at its annual week long session held each August for Wisconsin judges. He has also instructed at seminars on Juvenile Law and currently is a member of a committee that is creating online training in juvenile law for judges.
Judge Vlack looks forward to continue working with Judge Eric Lundell, Judge Scott Needham, and Judge Howard Cameron to provide efficient administration of justice for the citizens of St. Croix County.
Judge Vlack has three daughters and four grandchildren. He is a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in River Falls and is one of six volunteers who record weekly masses for its shut-in church members. Judge Vlack is also a volunteer member of the River Falls Fire Department, and holds the position of Assistant Fire Chief for training.