Katie Kegel
Press Release

Katie Kegel Announces Judicial Endorsements


By - Dec 3rd, 2020 10:42 am

MILWAUKEE—The campaign for Katie Kegel for Judge in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 3, today announced a group of judges have endorsed her for election in the April election. These endorsements come as incumbent Clare Fiorenza announces her retirement rather than face Kegel.

“I am enthusiastically endorsing Katie Kegel to be the next judge in Branch 3, because we need fresh leadership, progressive values, and great wisdom on the bench,” said Appeals Court Judge Joe Donald. “She’s the right choice at the right moment. We need a clear vision for the future from our judges, not a continuation of the status quo.”

“I’m honored to have the support of these forward-looking judges, and to join them on the bench next summer,” said Kegel, who currently serves as an assistant state public defender. “The system cannot continue as it has for the last few decades, and I’m ready to apply the law fairly, ensuring we keep people safe, while breaking the cycle of discrimination and incarceration that has poisoned our community.”

The following judges endorsed Kegel today:

Appeals Court Judge Joe Donald
Judge Pedro Colón
Judge Jack Dávila
Judge Brittany Grayson
Judge Reyna Morales
Judge Paul Rifelj (retired)
Judge David Swanson
Judge Milton Childs
Judge Mario White

About Katie Kegel

Katie Kegel is respected as an advocate and skilled trial attorney. Since 2011, she has handled felony and misdemeanor cases as a staff attorney for the WI State Public Defender. Katie Kegel is active in a number of community and professional development groups including Milwaukee Forum, Emerge Wisconsin, Common Ground, the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, the Association of Women Lawyers, and the American Constitution Society. 

Katie is a former Brewcity Bruiser roller derby skater, Ironman triathlete, and loves to swim in Lake Michigan with the Klode Kru. She is married to Noel Kegel, co-owner and president of Wheel & Sprocket.


Paid for by Katie Kegel for Judge

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us