Mark Gundrum

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Mark Gundrum (born March 20, 1970) is an American politician from the state of Wisconsin. He has served as a legislator and jurist.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gundrum graduated from Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, where he played for the school's gridiron football team.[1] He received his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2] Gundrum served on the Hales Corners, Wisconsin village board. He later worked as a staff attorney for Rudolph T. Randa, a judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.[3] He joined the United States Army Reserve in 2000, and was deployed to Iraq in 2008.[4]

In 1998, Gundrum won the race to succeed Mary Lazich in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Republican.[5] In the 2002 election, he defeated fellow state legislator Marc C. Duff, who ran against Gundrum due to redistricting.[6] While serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Gundrum worked with Steven Avery, who was exonerated after being falsely convicted of a sexual assault, to pass a criminal justice reform bill.[7] In 2010, Gundrum was appointed Circuit Court judge for Waukesha County and then was appointed in 2011 to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.[8] [9]

Gundrum and his wife, Mary, married in 1996. They are Catholic and have eight children, who they homeschooled through Wisconsin Virtual Academy. Their youngest child was born with encephalocele and a facial cleft, which required surgery to correct at Boston Children's Hospital.[10] Gundrum appeared in the 2015 Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, detailing Avery's case.

Gundrum was named as one of Governor Scott Walker's finalists to replace Justice David Prosser, Jr. on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in June 2016.[11]


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