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Richard Niess

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Richard Neiss
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Current Court Information:
Dane County Circuit Court, Wisconsin
Title:   Judge
Position:   Branch 9
Appointed by:   Jim Doyle
Active:   2004-2017
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1978-2004
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College, 1975
Law School:   Duke University, 1978
Candidate 2011:
Candidate for:  Dane County Circuit Court
State:  Wisconsin
Election information 2011:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  April 5, 2011
Election vote:  59.08%ApprovedA

Richard G. Niess is a judge for the Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 9, in Wisconsin.[1] He was first appointed to the court in 2004 by Gov. Jim Doyle and his current term expires in 2017.[2]


Niess earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1975 and later his J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 1978.[3]




See also: Wisconsin judicial elections, 2011

Niess defeated Briane Pagel on April 5, winning 59% of the vote.[4][5][6]


After his appointment to the court in 2004, Niess ran for election to the seat. He was elected with 71% of the vote over opponent Koua Vang.[7]

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