Paul Rifelj
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Judge Paul Rifelj gains endorsement of more Milwaukee judges and dozens of attorneys

As the first public defender appointed to the bench in many years, Rifelj is earning support from across the legal and political spectrum.

By - Dec 29th, 2015 05:19 pm

MILWAUKEE— Judge Paul Rifelj, candidate for election in Branch 31, today announced the endorsement of 5 additional current and former judges as well as more than 90 attorneys and court commissioners.

“Paul Rifelj is going to make an excellent addition to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court,” said Judge Mark Sanders. “Paul has spent his career making sure that Wisconsin’s least fortunate have access to a fair and just judicial system. His experience and values will set him apart behind the bench.”

“It is an honor to have the trust and support of so many judges, attorneys, and leaders from across the county,” said Rifelj. “Since this campaign began, I have been overwhelmed by the response. I look forward to earning the trust of the voters over the next three months.”

As the first public defender appointed to the bench in many years, Rifelj is earning support from across the legal and political spectrum.

The following judges, court commissioners, and attorneys today endorse Judge Paul Rifelj for Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 31.

The Honorable Mark Sanders, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Derek Mosley, Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge
The Honorable Jodi Sandelippo, West Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge
The Honorable Karen Christenson, Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
The Honorable Michael Goulee, Former Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Kathy Kucharski, Commissioner
Barry Slagle, Commissioner
David Sweet, Commissioner


Joseph Alioto
Rachel Alme-Boaz
Sally Barrientes
Jennifer Baumler
Kimberly Bayer
Stephanie Benske
Peter Bockhorst
Nicholas Bokas
Kathy Bottoni
Katie Bricco
Terry Bridgman
Tawny Brooks
Alex Cossi
Joy Carol Sherrard
Jeff Carpenter
Milton Childs
Elizabeth Cho
Kerri Cleghorn
Michael Vruno
Katryna Childs
Denise Delaney
Carolyn Delery
Patrick Devitt
Robin Dorman
Christian Eichenlaub
Catherine Flaherty
Debra Flynn-Parrino
Eileen Fredericks
Joshua Fredericks
Trisha Fritz
Raymond Gamez
Katie Gutowski
Kelli Hedge
Aileen Henry
Patrick Hessling
Katie Holtz
Mary Ann Horky
Michael Jakus
Murali Jasti
Carl Johnson
Margaret Johnson
Michael Jude
Randy Kaiser
Ann Kenny
Tanner Kilander
David Krutz
Blanche Kushner
Michele Lavigne
Gary Mahkorn
Robb Marcus
Craig Mastantuono
Richard McGwire Jr.
Maura McMahon
Tom Miller
Bobby Mochel
Christine Mochel
Reyna Morales
Erika Motsch
Joseph Olson
Gillian Parham
Nadya Perez-Reyes
Scott Phillips
Dennis Purtell
Robert Peterson
Christine Remington
Gregory Rendon
Farrah Rifelj
Nicholas Rifelj
Diane Rondini-Harness
Gretchen Rosenke
Jodi Sanfelippo
Travis Schwantes
Jeff Schwarz
Laura Sette
Allen Silverstein
Rebecca Sommers
Claire Starling
Jack Stoiber
Kelli Thompson
Joshua Uller
Yvonne Vegas
Christopher Velnetske
Deja Vishny
Michael Vruno
Cheryl Ward
Graham Weimer
Deanna Weiss
Steve Michmann
Isa Yamahiro
Edward Zlotocha

The campaign can be reached via       email:

phone:         (414) 367-9365


facebook:    /electjudgepaulrifelj

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