Jill Karofsky
Press Release

Governor Jim Doyle and Jessica Doyle endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"We need Judge Jill Karofsky on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to defend our Constitution and to defend our rights."

By - May 31st, 2019 12:34 pm

MADISON – Former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and First Lady Jessica Doyle today endorsed Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky for a seat on the high court in the April 2020 election. Here is the full statement from Governor Jim Doyle and Jessica Doyle:

“We need Judge Jill Karofsky on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to defend our Constitution and to defend our rights.

“Jill is deeply committed to the community, and to the needs of those who have the least among us. In her career as a prosecutor and as executive director of the WI Office of Crime Victim Services, she made sure that victims of abuse, neglect, violence, and fraud were never forgotten.

“As a judge, she upholds the law to make sure no one’s rights are violated. She cares about the law, and she cares about precedent. There’s no one we’d trust more to defend our constitutional rights.

“We hope you’ll join us in supporting Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court.”

Judge Jill Karofsky is a former state and local prosecutor, served as executive director for the Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services, and worked as general counsel for the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Born and raised in south-central Wisconsin, she attended public schools where she was a state tennis champion. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Duke University, where she was a Division I athlete, she earned two degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Karofsky received the WI Coalition for Sexual Assault’s “Voices of Courage Award,” was named the WI Victim/Witness Professional Association’s “Professional of the Year,” and earned a “Significant Impact” Award from a local organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. She currently serves on the Wisconsin Judicial Education Committee and chairs the Violence Against Women STOP Grant committee. She previously co-chaired the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Response Team, and served on the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse, the WI Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council, and the Dane County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors 

Karofsky has two children, a daughter in college and a son in high school.

Her campaign can be found at JillForJustice.com, on Facebook at /jillforjustice, and on Twitter at @judgekarofsky.

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