Justice Louis Butler endorses Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court
“Jill Karofsky has spent her career standing up for the rule of law and she knows what it takes to stand up to corruption and push against special interest influences, making her the voice we need on our Supreme Court,” said Justice Butler. “Jill’s vast experience and strong history of advocating for victims will serve her well. I know she will do right by the people of Wisconsin and I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign.”
“Justice Butler has always fought back against corruption and special interests in our courts, and he is a true giant in the legal community,” said Judge Karofsky. “It is an honor to have his trust and support in this race. Our message of fair and impartial justice is resonating across the state. It’s time for a change on our Supreme Court.”
Judge Karofsky currently serves as a criminal court judge in Dane County. She previously announced the support of Justice Rebecca Dallet, three former governors, Senators Baldwin, Kohl & Feingold, and hundreds of judges, sheriffs, DAs, and local elected officials across Wisconsin.
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.
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