St. Croix County Judge Howard Cameron announces retirement
St. Croix County Judge Howard Cameron has announced that he will retire. Using his vacation, the judge’s last day on the bench will be Feb. 6. His official retirement date is March 4.
Cameron, who is about to turn 63, was first elected to his position in 2008 and was re-elected in April 2014 (Branch 4). He said in a phone interview Tuesday that he has been honored to serve the people of St. Croix County as one of the four judges who serve the court.
“But as much as I have enjoyed my job, there have been several things that have happened over the past year that made me realize that there is more to life than a job. There are a lot of things I want to do and we do not live forever.”
Cameron said he is looking forward to having the summer off and then doing some traveling with his wife, Teresa, who is also retired. They will continue to live in Hudson. He also will continue to be active at St. Patrick Catholic Church, where he serves as a deacon.
Cameron said he will miss his colleagues on the bench and the people he works with at the courthouse and in the community. He says he has been preparing for his departure for a while now, but the last thing to leave will be his coffee pot, which is always on for employees on the second floor of the Government Center.