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Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge
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Attorneys and judges rally behind Gwen Connolly in race for Circuit Court Judge

Milwaukee—Gwen Connolly today announced the endorsement of more than 160 additional attorneys and eleven more current and former judges in her race for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 44, underlining her broad support in the legal community. Connolly previously announced the endorsement of more than a dozen circuit court and municipal judges, and many attorneys working to serve the poor. “Gwen Connolly is the right choice at the right time,” said Judge David Borowski. “She understands the law, the role of attorneys and judges, and commands the respect of her colleagues in the courtroom. She will be an excellent judge.” “It is an honor to have the support of so many of my colleagues in legal profession, all of whom share my vision for a justice system that works for the citizens of Milwaukee County,” said Connolly, a well-known consumer advocate. “I have been practicing law for more than 20 years, and in that time I have gained a true understanding of the law and how it applies in the real world. I’m ready to get to work.” “Gwen Connolly is an excellent lawyer and more than qualified to take on the role of a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge,” said Attorney Eduardo Borda. “She advocates for citizens with wisdom and understanding, and as a judge, she would bring fairness, impartiality, and knowledge to the bench. She is the best choice and I am proud to support her. Gwen Connolly would make a superb judge.” “I have worked with Gwen for years, and I have seen firsthand the passion and commitment that she brings to everything she does,” said Attorney Margaret Hickey. “She works diligently for her clients and with excellent ethics. I am sure she will bring the same level of dedication to the bench.” “Gwen has a true commitment to her community both inside and outside the courtroom,” said Attorney Joseph Alioto. “Her desire to help others and her work to make Milwaukee County a better place has won her recognition from her colleagues, the State Bar, Legal Action, and the American Legion. She is the right person for the job, and I hope others will join me in supporting her.” “Gwen Connolly is the best choice for Branch 44,” said Attorney Jackie Boynton. “She is fair, understands the law, and truly appreciates the Milwaukee community. She’s well-positioned to succeed in any courtroom and I’m proud to be supporting her.” The following judges and attorneys today endorsed Gwen Connolly for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 44. The Honorable David L. Borowski, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Jane V. Carroll, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Dennis Moroney, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Ralph Ramirez, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable J.D. Watts, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Timothy Witkowiak, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Paul Christensen, Whitefish Bay Municipal Court Judge The Honorable Donald Hassin, former Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge The Honorable Joseph McCormack, former Ozaukee […]

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Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to come by and sign a recall petition. Who is going to do that?” True enough. To win an election, you’ve got to knock on doors, post signs in windows and do all kinds of grass-rooted activities. There is scant evidence of this in the Plale recall attempt, and absolutely no evidence of it in the northern fringes of Plale’s district, including Brady Street and the East Side. That hasn’t stopped Plale from printing up thousands of football schedules that he is handing out at every turn. The South Milwaukeean made the journey to St. Rita’s Church last week to attend the Brady Street Association monthly meeting where he was asked about the recall. “They’ve got until September 7th to get the signatures to recall me,” Plale told the audience. When told there seemed to be no effort on the East Side to circulate petitions, Plale said, “well, these people wouldn’t know how to find Brady Street.” Plale was also in the Brady Street area for what the neighborhood hopes is an annual Artisinal Food Festival. The gig was held Sunday, July 25th, and Plale was there along with his schedules. The recall effort against him stemmed from his crucial vote to uphold Governor Doyle’s veto of a republican-sponsored measure to limit property tax increases. Plale says the upcoming plans to sponsor a constitutional amendment known as the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights, (TABOR) is similarly flawed, and a potential recipe for disaster. He cites Colorado, a state that has enacted similar provisions into its laws and is now in the midst of its worst fiscal crisis ever. Amendment on the Run The legislature republicans spent the last unedifying session promoting the agenda of Gays, Guns and Gambling. The Madison gang came up with loads of goofy legislation, none of which could sustain a veto by the governor. Leave it to this group to be able to reconvene and pass a constitutional amendment, no less, in just one week. This was the decision of Sen. Mary Panzer, the republican leader who had earlier been criticized for not rushing a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights law through the Solomonic deliberations of the nation’s most august lawmakers. But, as soon as she faced a primary challenge from Rep.Glenn Grothman, an ambitious fellow republican who covets her senate seat, Panzer decided to schedule a vote for this week. Then, the legislature can go home and come back next year to vote again. Then, finally, the matter will be put to public vote in a referendum, if it is still alive. But, if the legislature does not act by August 5th, the whole procedure would have to be repeated in yet one […]

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