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Judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge

“The campaign has been energizing, and it’s a privilege to have the support of these distinguished leaders,” said Connolly.

By - Aug 6th, 2015 11:59 am

Milwaukee—More than a dozen current and former circuit court and municipal judges endorsed attorney Gwen Connolly today – highlighting the growing momentum for her campaign since she announced her candidacy in Branch 44 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court seat last week.

“We need a strong justice system that works for the citizens of Milwaukee County, and I’m proud that so many of those who currently serve on the bench see me as the best choice for Branch 44,” said Connolly. “I have spent my entire career protecting Milwaukee County families and taxpayers, I understand the law, I have the record of success you need to be ready on day one, and I’m ready to serve.”

“Milwaukee County residents need Gwen Connolly on the bench,” said Judge Mark Sanders. “She is sure to deliver justice fairly and impartially, and her spirit and values set her apart. I am proud to give her my support.”

“Gwen has a great reputation in the courtroom and a proven record of being a fierce advocate for her clients,” said Judge Laura Gramling Perez. “We need that kind of dedication and passion for justice, and I can think of no better person for the job.”

“Gwen Connolly has the experience and the qualifications to succeed on the bench, and she has a tremendous record of leadership,” said Judge Bill Pocan. “She has a deep commitment to the community, and a deep understanding of the law. I urge support for her for Circuit Court Judge.”

“The campaign has been energizing, and it’s a privilege to have the support of these distinguished leaders,” said Connolly. “I’ve dedicated my career to collaborative family law and protecting consumers, and I will bring that unique experience to the bench.”

The following judges today endorsed Gwen Connolly for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 44.

The Honorable Ellen Brostrom, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Pedro Colón, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Rebecca Dallet, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable David Feiss, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Lindsey Grady, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Laura Gramling Perez, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable William Pocan, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Janet Protasiewicz, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Mark Sanders, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Dave Swanson, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Paul Van Grunsven, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Glenn Yamahiro, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Karen Christenson, Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Jean DiMotto, Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Michael Goulee, Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Michael Sullivan, Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable John Dobogai III, Cudahy Municipal Court Judge
The Honorable Mark Kapocius, Greendale Municipal Court Judge
The Honorable Charles Blumenfield, Former Bayside Municipal Court Judge
The Honorable Jim Gramling, Former Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge

Gwen Connolly had practiced law for more than two decades in Wisconsin, and she is widely considered an expert in family law and consumer fraud. Connolly has worked to protect consumers against auto fraud, creditor harassment, and wrongful repossession, and has litigated hundreds of cases. She has consistently been named as a Super Lawyer of Wisconsin, serves as president of the Collaborative Foundation of Wisconsin and is the immediate past president of the Association of Women Lawyers Foundation. Connolly has given back to her community and works as a volunteer lawyer for Legal Action of Wisconsin and has volunteered for the Hunger Task Force and the St. Vincent de Paul meal program. Gwen Connolly received her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School, where she graduated with honors, and her Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College. She is married to the Hon. Brent C. Bedwell, a federal Administrative Law Judge, and is the mother of three very active boys who attend public schools in Milwaukee.

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