Judge Jill Karofsky announces major labor endorsement in Supreme Court race
“It’s a tremendous honor to have the support of IBEW’s hard-working members across the state.”
MILWAUKEE — Judge Jill Karofsky, candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, announced today the endorsement of more than 15,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) State Conference. They join the members of AFT Local 212 and Women Lead, and hundreds of judges, sheriffs, DAs, elected officials, and community leaders, including three former Governors and a sitting Supreme Court Justice, in supporting Karofsky.
“Judge Jill Karofsky understands the law, understands fairness, and is committed to treating every litigant with dignity,” said Don Allen, President of the IBEW Wisconsin State Conference. “We know that working people get a fair shake in her courtroom and that Judge Karofsky applies the law without fear or favor. She’s by far the best choice to be the next justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and our members are committed to helping her win.”
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 UW-Madison.
Karofsky received the WI Coalition Against 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 is at JillForJustice.com, on Facebook/Instagram at /jillforjustice, & on Twitter at @judgekarofsky.
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