Bayne-Allison sworn in as Lincoln County Judge
By Tina L. Scott
LINCOLN COUNTY – Galen Bayne-Allison, elected to be the next Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge in the April 2022 election, was sworn in by retired Marathon County Circuit Court Judge Greg Grau on Monday, Aug. 1.
Bayne-Allison fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jay Tlusty.
Immediately afterward, Judge Bayne-Allison performed his first official act of duty, swearing in Michelle Livingston as his court stenographer.
Bayne-Allison said the swearing in was the legal event, but his ceremonial investiture will take place on Friday, Sept. 9.
“Thank you for coming this morning. I deeply appreciate it,” he said to the small crowd of friends, colleagues, courthouse staff, and well wishers who came to watch the event. “I look forward to working with all of you.
Later that same day, around noon, Judge Bayne-Allison swore in Kristopher Ellis as the new Lincoln County District Attorney.
Ellis was appointed to fill the vacancy in the DA’s office created when Bayne-Allison left to become Judge. Ellis had been an Assistant DA in Lincoln County since June.
Ellis will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends Jan. 2025. He was appointed by Governor Tony Evers.