Ann Scott Timmer

Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

The choice was Ann Scott Timmer who now serves on the state court of appeals. Gubernatorial press aide Matthew Benson said his boss thinks she's well qualified for the job.

"Judge Timmer has a wide range of legal experience over the last 30 years including both civil and criminal law," Benson said. "She's been on the courts for the last 12 years and has earned the respect of her peers as somebody who's both fair-minded and even-tempered."