Public Defender Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge
Katie Kegel is running for judgeship held by 24-year incumbent.
A public defender from the state’s Waukesha office announced her candidacy for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Thursday.
“The courts have become an assembly line instead of a system devoted to justice,” said Kegel in a statement. “Too many judges are satisfied doing things the same old way.”
Kegel is a graduate of Marquette University Law School, where she is currently an adjunct associate professor and has worked as a Wisconsin State Public Defender since 2011.
Kegel said the justice system is failing to provide justice for “too many.”
“People coming to the courts need help are instead being harmed,” said Kegel.
Beyond her legal career, Kegel has worked as an assembly line worker at a paper converting factory during college, as a public school teacher and as an advocate for victims of sexual assault.
The position carries a six-year term. If three or more candidates register, a primary would be held in February 2021.
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