Letter to the Editor: Endorsement for Judge Gregory Gill

We support Judge Gregory Gill in the April 6 election to be the next judge on the District 3 Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Judge Mark Seidl is retiring from that three-judge panel, and Judge Gill is running for the open seat.

The judges on the District 3 Court of Appeals have appellate jurisdiction and review of all final judgments and orders of the circuit courts for 34 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties – all those circuit courts, basically, north of Highway 29, including Door and Kewaunee counties. Any litigants affected by the decisions of those circuit courts have a right of

appeal to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals as a matter of right.

Judge Gill has been one of Outagamie County’s circuit court judges in Appleton for the past nine years. Prior to his time on the bench, he had been an assistant district attorney and an attorney in private legal practice. It is Judge Gill’s experience as a veteran circuit court judge that has led us to support his candidacy. For nearly a decade, he has been making the kinds of decisions and responsible for the sorts of criminal and civil cases that he will be reviewing on the Court of Appeals.

As colleagues and acquaintances of Judge Gill, we know him to be a hardworking individual with impeccable ethical standards. He believes in a strong and independent judiciary that does not make the law but instead interprets it as enacted by the legislature. It is all of these characteristics and qualities that will also make him an outstanding appellate jurist. 

He has been officially endorsed by more than 70 current and retired Wisconsin circuit court judges and all three of the current District 3 Court of Appeals judges.

You can learn more about Judge Gill at We urge you to join us in casting your ballot for Judge Gregory Gill for the District 3 Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Please exercise your right to vote April 6.

Peter C. Diltz

Fish Creek, Wisconsin

D. Todd Ehlers

Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin

David L. Weber

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin