Christina M. Mayer of Menomonie announced her candidacy for Dunn County Circuit Judge seat vacated due to the recent retirement of Judge Bill Stewart.
Mayer is a partner at the general practice law firm of Schofield, Higley & Mayer, Menomonie.
She has worked with Ken Schofield and John Higley since she joined the firm in 2001. She became a partner in the firm in 2007.
Mayer noted she has a broad spectrum of experience in many areas of the law. She has had extensive experience in guardian ad litem work including working with children, families, the disabled and elderly. She is the lead attorney for the Pepin County Department of Human Services and the Pepin County Child Support Agency. In addition, Mayer has done municipal work including representing the city of Menomonie and surrounding towns and villages in Dunn County.
Mayer is 47 years old and graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1985. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UW-Eau Claire in Political Science and Economics. Mayer attended Oklahoma City University School of Law and received her law degree, cum laude, in 1995.
Mayer is a resident of Dunn County and owns a home in Menomonie. She is a member of the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club and has been youth protection officer since July 1, 2010.
“I started seriously contemplating becoming a judge because I was approached by a number of people who encouraged me to run for judge,” Mayer said. “I am incredibly humbled and honored by the number of people both in and out of the legal field in Dunn County who are supporting me in this process. I would like to become a judge because I believe that I have the ability and skill set to do the job well.”
“I believe that I am uniquely qualified to be a judge in Dunn County based upon my work with the people in and around the county,” she added. “I can be fair and impartial on the bench and would be honored if given the opportunity to do so.”
The election is scheduled for April 1.