Marisabel Cabrera
Press Release

Marisabel for Milwaukee Campaign: I am a pro-choice LGBT leader, and I am proud of my advocacy for immigrants and women


By - Nov 6th, 2023 07:17 am

Milwaukee, WI — With a growing list of endorsements, Rep. Marisabel Cabrera’s campaign for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 43 has been working to visit all 19 area municipalities to speak one-on-one with voters. Today the campaign released the following statement:

“When campaigning for a judgeship, it is improper to speak to cases that might come before the court. Still, it is vital that voters know my beliefs, and that they understand I support their common sense, forward looking, and deeply held values of fairness and blind justice. Equality in the courtroom and respect for the rule of law is the bedrock of Milwaukee County and Southeast Wisconsin. Being transparent about my background and the things that my family, and my community, hold dear guarantees I can be held to account,” said Rep. Marisabel Cabrera.

“I am a pro-choice LGBT leader, and I am proud of my advocacy for immigrants and women. I am proud of my past endorsements from organized labor, the Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and environmentalists, and the values those groups fight for. Likewise, I am proud of being an Emerge Wisconsin graduate, a superb organization focused on training Democratic women for election to every level of office in our great state. And, I look forward to reaching out to past allies now to humbly ask for their support in this upcoming Spring election. I will not, however, let any of my campaign supporters influence my judicial decisions, or interfere in any way with my evaluations of the law. Candidates and sitting judges should not be maligned, or discounted and attacked, for enlisting necessary support in Wisconsin elections.

“When I was serving on Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission, it didn’t matter if we were Independents, Republicans, or Democrats. Our nonpartisan role was to balance the needs of our hardworking first responders with the need for democratic, community oversight. While serving I was elected Chair of the Commission, and I built bridges for pragmatic changes to improve Milwaukee. We were trusted to serve without bias, and not let our personal views obstruct our duties. This is the same neutral and unbiased approach I will take if elected to the bench.

“I am deeply thankful to add new endorsements as my campaign continues efforts to improve transparency, community connection, justice, and fairness in Milwaukee County courts, and I encourage folks to join me at upcoming events to learn more about me.”


Eastside – Meet and Greet
WHEN: Friday, November 17th, 2023 – 5pm until 7pm
WHERE: Black Husky Brewery, 909 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
WHAT: A free, no donation required meet and greet. Come meet Marisabel and enjoy Ian’s Pizza with Eastside voters and community members.
Featuring hosts: Alderperson Jonathan Brostoff, Shorewood Village President Ann McCullough McKaig, and Attorney John Rhiel

Official Campaign Launch & LGBT Fundraiser
WHEN: Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 – 5pm until 7:30pm
WHERE: Amalinda, 315 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
WHAT: An intimate evening of fine dining bites and snacks inspired by the flavors of Spain & Portugal, incorporating local ingredients.
Featuring noted Milwaukee Chef Gregory León, James Beard Award Nominee 2022, 2023.

Southside – Birthday Celebration and Holiday Party
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 – 5pm until 7pm
WHERE: Broken Bat Brewing Co., 135 E Pittsburgh Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204
WHAT: An event to celebrate the Holiday Season and Rep. Marisabel Cabrera’s Birthday.
Featuring host: Milwaukee Common Council President José Pérez

ENDORSEMENTS: The campaign committee is proud to announce these endorsements today-

(new endorsements marked with an asterisk *)

Judges & Court Officials

  • ​Hon. Pedro Colón, Wisconsin Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Ana Berrios Schroeder, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Kristela Cervera, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Jean Marie Kies, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Reyna Morales, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Jon Richards, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Mark Sanders, Milwaukee County Circuit Court*
  • Hon. J.D. Watts, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
  • Hon. Scott Wales, Fox Point Municipal Court*
  • Patrice Baker, Milwaukee County Probate Court Commissioner*

State Legislators

Milwaukee County Officials

City of Milwaukee Officials

Community Leaders & Advocates

Make your voice heard in the nonpartisan election for Milwaukee County Circuit Judge, Branch 43, on April 2nd, 2024. Mark your calendars for Milwaukee County’s Spring Primary Election on February 20th, 2024. Get the latest updates from Marisabel Cabrera’s campaign at:

Marisabel for Milwaukee

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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