|Patience Drake Roggensack|
|Current Court Information:|
|Wisconsin Supreme Court|
|Past position:||Wisconsin Court of Appeals|
|Undergraduate:||Drake University, 1962|
|Law School:||University of Wisconsin, 1980|
|Candidate for:||Supreme Court|
|Election information 2013:|
Before joining the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Roggensack was elected to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in 1996 and re-elected in 2002. Prior to serving on the Court of Appeals, Roggensack practiced law for 16 years.
Awards and Associations
- Member, American Judicature Society
- Fellow, American Bar Association
- Board member, YMCA
- Board member, YWCA
- Board member, Olbrich Botanical Society
- Board member, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth
- Board member, Friends of the Arboretum
- Board member, A Fund for Women
- Past president, Western District, Wisconsin Bar Association
- Past member, Bench-Bar Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin
- Past president, International Women's Forum 
Roggensack ran successfully for re-election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, defeating Marquette Professor Ed Fallone in the April 2 general election with 57.48% of the vote. In the February 19th primary, she received 63.9% of the vote.
- See also: Wisconsin judicial elections, 2013
Roggensack defeated Ed Brunner, winning 51.13% of the vote. 
|“|| Judicial philosophy is important. It is important for the people to know how the judge views the job of judging.
If you interpret [a] statute by trying to figure out what the legislature was trying to do, I believe you are operating consistent with our constitution, which gives separate functions to each branch. I don't like everything the legislature puts out… but that's not my job to decide if it's wise public policy.
I don't like every decision I read. I don't even like every decision I write, but unless it's unconstitutional, I don't get to change the law. - Justice Patience Roggensack
- News: Lemon lawyer Vince Megna and Marquette University professor Ed Fallon announce candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court, December 13, 2012
- News: Justice Roggensack recuses herself from Prosser ethics case, May 3, 2012
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of State Supreme Court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Roggensack received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.67, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.42 that justices received in Wisconsin. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice but rather, an academic gauge of various factors.
- Associated Press, "State Supreme Court: Pat Roggensack easily advances to general election", February 20, 2013
- The Tomah Journal, "Wisconsin Justice Roggensack emphasizes experience in campaign", February 14, 2013
- WTAQ, "Justice Roggensack put on defensive about concerns raised by fellow Justice Bradley", February 14, 2013
- Associated Press, "Challengers push for Wis. Supreme Court personality change", February 8, 2013
- Wisconsin Court System, Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
- Project Vote Smart, Justice Patience Drake Roggensack (WI)
- Duluth News Tribune, "Wisconsin court says teacher e-mails are private", July 16, 2010 (dissent)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 WisconsinVote.org: Current Election Results, accessed 4/3/2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, Justice Patience Drake Roggensack (WI)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Wisconsin Court System, Justice Patience Drake Roggensack
- ↑ WI Government Accountability Board, "Certified Canvass Results for 2013 Spring Election"
- ↑ Beloit Daily News, "Spring election may alter state court majority," December 3, 2012
- ↑ Wisconsinvote.org - Unofficial Primary Results 2013
- ↑ Wisconsin State Elections Board, Results of Spring General Election - 04/01/2003
- ↑ The Tomah Journal, "Wisconsin Justice Roggensack emphasizes experience in campaign", February 14, 2013
- ↑ Stanford University "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012