Jill Karofsky
Press Release

Two regional teachers’ associations endorse Judge Jill Karofsky for Supreme Court

 

By - Feb 13th, 2020 09:51 am

MADISON — The campaign of Judge Jill Karofsky, candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, announced today that it has gained the endorsement of Madison Teachers, Inc. and Coulee Region United Educators in southwestern Wisconsin.

“We feel Judge Karofsky is a strong candidate for this race, not only demonstrating her drive in the courtroom, but also as a triathlete,” said Andrew Waity, MTI President. “Her energy was contagious and we believe she is someone we want protecting civil and constitutional rights on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.”

“Our public educators and school employees are the backbone of Wisconsin’s tradition of strong public schools,” said Judge Karofsky. “I was educated in great public schools, and my children have been educated in great public schools. It’s an honor to have the support of these public school educators and staff.”

These unions join IBEW Wisconsin State Conference, AFT Local 212, and many other organizations in supporting Judge Karofsky. The full list of endorsements is available at jillforjustice.com/endorsements. The Spring primary election is this coming Tuesday, February 18, and the general election is set for April 7.

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. 

Jill Karofksy’s campaign can be found at JillForJustice.com, on Facebook and Instagram at /jillforjustice, and on Twitter at @judgekarofsky.

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