MILWAUKEE — Judge Jill Karofsky, candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, announced today she has been endorsed by three state Senators from Western Wisconsin, including Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse), Sen. Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) and Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset).
“We must get our constitutional democracy back on track, and ensure that the Supreme Court is truly an independent third branch of government,” said Sen. Shilling. “Judge Jill Karofsky is by far the best choice to restore the reputation of the high court and ensure they return to the era of a nonpartisan judiciary. She has hometown values, broad and deep legal experience, strength of character, and the necessary wisdom and judgement.”
“I appreciate the support I’m getting across the entire state of Wisconsin, and especially from those who represent Western Wisconsin,” said Judge Karofsky. “As I travel across the state, people in every community express concern about the direction of the Supreme Court. We need to take the partisan politics out of the Supreme Court chambers and restore the rule of law and a sense of justice. I work every day to apply the law in my trial courtroom, and I’ll keep working every day to earn the votes of citizens across Wisconsin.”
Judge Karofsky currently serves as a circuit court judge in Dane County, and also has the public support of Justice Rebecca Dallet, Governor Jim Doyle, and 20 other legislators.