La Crosse Judge Ramona Gonzalez changes course, says she’s not ready to retire

In April, Gonzalez announced she would resign July 1

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — In a reversal of course, longtime La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Ramona Gonzalez now says she is not ready to retire.

In a letter to Gov. Evers Friday, she asked that he delay appointing a successor.

“After a month of vacation in anticipation of my retirement, it is clear to me that I am not ready to retire,” Gonzalez said in the letter. “Thank you for your anticipated understanding and kindness in respecting my decision to remain on the bench at this time. Please accept my sincere apologies for any resulting inconvenience.”

In light of the letter, Evers will not appoint a successor, an Evers representative said Tuesday.

Gonzalez announced her plans to resign on April 1, planning to leave the bench July 1. Her term is up on July 31, 2023. Gonzalez has served as a circuit court judge since 1995.

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