Congratulations Judge Donna Bucher
Friday, September 22, 2017
Order in the court! South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit welcomed Donna Bucher as its newest member Friday. She’ll handle Magistrate Court in Davison and surrounding counties.
Bucher’s long-time friend Judge Patricia Riepel administered the oath of office before a standing room only crowd of family, friends, and colleagues at the Davison County Courthouse.
Presiding Judge Steven Jensen selected Bucher for the Magistrate Judge position from a field of qualified candidates. “Donna stood out with her experience, her integrity, her character,” said Jensen. “You can tell that she’s really compassionate and cares about people. And you need that as a judge.”
For Bucher it’s day she’s looked forward to for a long time. “I am very relieved and humbled,” Bucher said. “I’m so happy to be a judge.”
Bucher replaces Judge Gordon Swanson who accepted a Circuit Judge position in Sturgis earlier this year.