Jill Karofsky
Press Release

Wisconsin legislators rally behind Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Judge Karofsky currently serves as a criminal court judge in Dane County.

By - Oct 15th, 2019 01:17 pm

MILWAUKEE — Judge Jill Karofsky, candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, announced today the endorsement of twenty current and former state legislators from across Wisconsin.

“I trust Judge Jill Karofsky,” said State Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee). “She has the values, the experience, and the background to be an excellent Supreme Court Justice.”

“Judge Jill Karofsky has the Wisconsin values we need in a Supreme Court justice,” said State Representative Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire). “I am confident she will be a fair and impartial Justice.”

“Judge Jill Karofsky has spent her career working for the betterment of her community, and Wisconsin as a whole,” said State Representative Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison). “Her background and values make her the best choice for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.”

Judge Karofsky currently serves as a criminal court judge in Dane County, and has also announced the public support of Justice Rebecca Dallet and former Governor Jim Doyle. She has earned the bipartisan support of judges, sheriffs, DAs, local elected officials, and community leaders across Wisconsin.

The following Wisconsin state legislators today endorsed Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court:

State Senators
Tim Cullen* (Janesville)
Jon Erpenbach (West Point)
LaTonya Johnson (Milwaukee)
Janis Ringhand (Evansville)

State Representatives
Jill Billings (LaCrosse)
Spencer Black* (Madison)
David Clarenbach* (Madison)
Steve Doyle (Onalaska)
Jodi Emerson (Eau Claire)
Tip McGuire (Kenosha)
Jeff Neubauer* (Racine)
Tod Ohnstad (Kenosha)
Sondy Pope (Mt. Horeb)
Chris Sinicki (Milwaukee)
Thomas Springer (Mosinee)*
Shelia Stubbs (Madison)
Amanda Stuck (Appleton)
Lisa Subeck (Madison)
Chris Taylor (Madison)
Don Vruwink (Milton)
* indicates former or retired

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 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. 

Her campaign can be found at JillForJustice.com, on Facebook at /jillforjustice, and on Twitter at @judgekarofsky.

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