Two Dodge County-Area Men Pardoned By The Governor

(Beaver Dam) Two men from the Dodge County-area were pardoned by the governor. Tony Evers announced Tuesday another 71 pardons, bringing the total number of granted pardons to 263 since the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board was announced in 2019. Among the 71 pardons was John Suchomel, who currently lives in Beaver Dam. When Suchomel was 17-years-old he was caught receiving stolen property and was manufacturing and delivering cocaine. The governor’s office says 24-years later, Suchomel is now the owner of his own dry wall contractor company. Darwin Lamke, who lives in Watertown, stole a floor shifter and a grille from vehicles that did not belong to him over 27-years ago. Evers’ office said the Democratic governor is on target to pardon more people in his first term than any governor in contemporary history. Evers also signed an executive order, expanding and expediting the pardon process. His predecessor, former Republican Governor Scott Walker, granted no pardons while he was office.