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Attorney seeks position of retiring judge

Atty. Samantha Bastil

Attorney Samantha Bastil has announced her candidacy for the Spring, 2021 election for Sheboygan County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1, replacing the retiring Honorable L. Edward Stengel.

“Upon completion of my term on July 31, 2021, I will have served 36 years as a Circuit Court Judge and the preceding eight years as the District Attorney for Sheboygan County,” Stengel said.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Sheboygan County,” he said while thanking other members of the county justice system.

Bastil has been a prosecutor for most of her career. She graduated from Elkhart Lake Glenbeulah High School in 2004. In 2007, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and in 2011 she graduated from Marquette University Law School.

After graduation, she immediately started in the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office until 2017 when she was hired as Sheboygan County’s Assistant Corporation Counsel. In 2020, she rejoined prosecution and is currently at the Calumet County District Attorney’s Office. Bastil was on the committee to plan, organize, and start the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court of Sheboygan County in 2016.

She serves in several volunteer organizations, including the Board of Directors for the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County.

Bastil has been an Adjunct Professor at Lakeland University since 2015. She and her husband, Brian Bastil, have been married for seven years and reside in Sheboygan, with their four year old twins, Max and Emma. Samantha and Brian also own and operate All Star Super Storage in Plymouth.

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