Jill Karofsky
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Women Lead endorses Judge Jill Karofsky for WI Supreme Court

“Jill has the depth of experience and commitment to our values that we look for in a candidate.”

By - Aug 19th, 2019 12:56 pm

MADISON – Judge Jill Karofsky, candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, announced today the endorsement of Women Lead, a grassroots organization which aims to support and promote strong women candidates running for office in Wisconsin.

“Endorsing Judge Karofsky was an easy decision,” said Patti Keating Kahn, a business owner in Milwaukee and active member of Women Lead. “Jill has the depth of experience and commitment to our values that we look for in a candidate.”

“Judge Karofsky has the tenacity and integrity to win this race, and be an excellent Supreme Court Justice,” said former State Rep. Barbara Notestein, also an active member of Women Lead. “We look forward to supporting her race in the months to come.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Women Lead,” said Judge Karofsky. “Women Lead does excellent work to build a bench of strong women candidates, and  I am proud to accept their endorsement for 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.

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. She received the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s “Voices of Courage Award,” and was named the WI Victim/Witness Professional Association’s “Professional of the Year.” 

Judge Karofsky 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.  

Born and raised in south-central Wisconsin, Judge Jill Karofsky 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. Judge Karofsky has completed two Ironman triathlons and regularly competes in ultra-marathons of 50 miles or more. She has two children, a daughter in college and a son in high school. 

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

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