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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 elected as a Circuit Court judge for Waukesha County. He was soon thereafter appointed by Gov. Scott Walker 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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  1. "The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive Search". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19871025&id=E2caAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rSoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5929,254257&hl=en. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  2. "The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive Search". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1499&dat=19950327&id=nfEcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9CwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6869,4790358&hl=en. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  3. "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1683&dat=19960419&id=IHAaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_C0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=1665,4182138&hl=en. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  4. http://patch.com/wisconsin/brookfield-wi/gundrum-appointed-to-court-of-appeals-in-waukesha
  5. "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1683&dat=19980604&id=WnAaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=di4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5279,4383538&hl=en. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  6. "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive Search". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1683&dat=20020911&id=SicqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JkEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3998,96263&hl=en. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  7. "Making a Murderer: Lawmaker Talks About the Avery Bill : People.com". PEOPLE.com. http://www.people.com/article/making-a-murderer-lawmaker-talks-about-avery-bill. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  8. "404 Error: File Not Found". http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2631&search_term=gundrum. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  9. "Wisconsin Court System - Court of Appeals Judges - Judge Gundrum". http://www.wicourts.gov/courts/appeals/judges/gundrum.htm. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  10. English, Bella (January 28, 2013). "Family’s agonizing trail leads to infant’s surgery". The Boston Globe. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/28/family-agonizing-trail-leads-infant-rare-surgery-children-hospital/WEmUG3hQ3ghz8rKdPMBfhN/story.html. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  11. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-names-finalists-for-supreme-court-vacancy-b99748979z1-383960291.html

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