Waukesha Parade Judge To Run For State Supreme Court
Walker appointee, Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow, will be fourth candidate in race.
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.
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.
It’s official: Waukesha parade judge to announce run for Wisconsin Supreme Court was originally published by Wisconsin Public Radio.