(Reedsburg, Wis.) – Today, Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock announced that he has entered the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
“I want to thank Justice Gableman for his service to the Wisconsin judiciary and his commitment to the rule of law. I share that commitment along with the belief that it is the role of a judge to say what the law is and not what it should be,” said Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock. “Judges must respect the different roles of the court and legislature and should not legislate from the bench.”
Judge Michael Screnock was appointed to the Sauk County Circuit court in 2015 and ran unopposed for election in 2016. He has enjoyed the privilege of serving his hometown in this capacity, and is particularly proud of the work Sauk County’s Drug Court has accomplished since its inception last year.
Judge Screnock provides a unique perspective that will be a tremendous asset to the state’s highest court. He earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received an MBA from Eastern College in Pennsylvania. He worked as a city administrator and as a finance director in the cities of Reedsburg, Washburn, and Ashland, Wisconsin before deciding to go back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue his Juris Doctor. He worked at Michael Best & Friedrich prior to becoming a judge.
Judge Michael Screnock lives in Reedsburg with his wife. They have three adult children.