Jill Karofsky
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Justice Rebecca Dallet endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

"We need Judge Jill Karofsky on the Wisconsin Supreme Court" - Justice Rebecca Dallet

By - May 28th, 2019 03:35 pm

WHITEFISH BAY — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet today endorsed Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky for a seat on the high court in the April 2020 election. Here is Justice Dallet’s statement in full:

“We need Judge Jill Karofsky on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Good judges stand up for the rule of law, independent courts, and our constitutional rights. In Jill’s career, she has stood up for our rights every day.

“As a judge, as a prosecutor, as the director of the state office for victim services, and as a community leader, Jill Karofsky has what it takes to make our system better. She’s a tremendous athlete, and she’s tough as nails. And most importantly, Jill shares our values and will stand up for a better Wisconsin.

“I hope you’ll join me in endorsing Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court and help make Wisconsin stronger.”

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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