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Waukesha Parade Judge To Run For State Supreme Court

Walker appointee, Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow, will be fourth candidate in race.

By , Wisconsin Public Radio - Nov 29th, 2022 04:34 pm
Waukesha County Circuit Court Chief Judge Jennifer Dorow. File photo by Emily Hamer / Wisconsin Watch.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Chief Judge Jennifer Dorow. File photo by Emily Hamer / Wisconsin Watch.

Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow, who presided over the trial of the Waukesha parade attacker, plans to announce her run for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court.

Dorow, a conservative, will make an official announcement on Wednesday, the judge’s husband Brian Dorow confirmed Tuesday afternoon to Wisconsin Public Radio.

The top court’s ideological balance will be up for grabs during the election this spring. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court currently has a 4-3 conservative majority, but conservative Justice Patience Roggensack will be leaving a seat open when she retires at the end of her term.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker first appointed Dorow to Waukesha County Circuit Court in late 2011, and she was later elected to the position in 2012.

She gained widespread attention this fall, when she sentenced Darrell Brooks, Jr. to multiple life sentences in prison. Brooks killed six people and injured dozens of others when he intentionally drove an SUV into a 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade.

Although Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race is officially nonpartisan, candidates are typically backed by political parties.

So far, two liberals, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz and Dane County Circuit Court Judge Everett Mitchell, have announced their candidacies. Former conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly is also running.

A Feb. 21 primary will narrow down the number of contenders before a general election April 4. Candidates have until Jan. 3 to file to run.

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3 thoughts on “Waukesha Parade Judge To Run For State Supreme Court”

  1. ringo muldano says:

    Ahh yes. Putting a sociopathic black guy in jail qualifies her for waxed world of rCon cuntry

  2. gerrybroderick says:

    Given the current composition of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her claim of being a “judicial conservative” should cause those concerned about one party rule of our state…. to look elsewhere.

  3. nickzales says:

    I want to know how much money she spent each day on makeup for the trial. My guess is close to $1,000/day. It was a TV show. Trump spends $50,000/month on his fake hair. So, spill the beans, your honor. Inquiring minds want to know

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