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Replacing Kratz


MADISON (WKOW) -- The ball is rolling in efforts to replace former Calumet County district attorney Ken Kratz, as Governor Jim Doyle's office has started looking for a new D.A.

The position opened up on Monday, when 50-year-old Kratz resigned amid news he tried to spark an affair with a domestic violence victim, while he was prosecuting the case against her ex-boyfriend.

Kratz acknowledged sending text messages to Stephanie Van Groll. Several other women have also come forward with reports of inappropriate sexual advances from Kratz, who was Calumet County's district attorney for 18 years.

Assistant District Attorney, Jeff Froehlich, is running the office. The Post-Crescent reports that attorneys have until Oct. 18 to apply for the job.

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