Wisconsin judicial elections, 2014

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Wisconsin judicial elections, 2014
Total candidates: 52
Incumbents: 41
Unopposed: 39
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The Wisconsin judicial elections are some of the earliest in the nation, concluding in April. This year, the following counties saw contested judicial elections for the circuit courts: Dunn, Florence, Forest, Jefferson, Milwaukee and Waupaca.

Election dates

  • January 7: Filing deadline
  • February 18: Primary
  • April 1: General election[1]

In addition to candidate lists, this page includes information about how the state's judicial elections work, as well as articles about notable news in races across the state.

Appellate courts

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District I

Unopposed  Judge Patricia Curley (Seat 1)

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II

Unopposed  Judge Lisa Neubauer (Seat 1)

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District IV

Unopposed  Judge Gary Sherman (Seat 1)


Circuit courts

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BarronChippewaDaneDodgeDunnEau ClaireFlorence/ForestFond du LacJeffersonJuneauKenoshaMarathonMarinetteMenominee/ShawanoMilwaukeeOneidaOutagamiePolkPriceRacineRockSt. CroixWashingtonWaukeshaWaupacaWood

Barron County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Maureen Boyle (Branch 3)
Unopposed  Judge Michael Bitney (Branch 2)

Chippewa County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Roderick Cameron (Branch 1)
Unopposed  Judge Steven Cray (Branch 3)

Dane County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge John Markson (Branch 1)
Unopposed  Judge William Hanrahan (Branch 7)

Dodge County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Brian A. Pfitzinger (Branch 1)

Fond du Lac County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Dale English (Branch 1)

Juneau County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Paul Curran (Branch 2)

Kenosha County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Bruce Schroeder (Branch 3)

Marinette County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge David Miron (Branch 1)

Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Thomas J. McAdams (Branch 7)
Unopposed  Judge William Brash (Branch 21)
Unopposed   Janet Claire Protasiewicz (Branch 24)
Unopposed  Judge Kevin Martens (Branch 27)
Unopposed  Judge Daniel Noonan (Branch 31)
Branch 32
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
CornwallCedric Cornwall No41%   DefeatedD
PerezLaura Gramling PerezApprovedANo59%   ApprovedA
Unopposed  Judge Rebecca Dallet (Branch 40)
Unopposed  Judge John DiMotto (Branch 41)

Oneida County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Patrick O'Melia (Branch 1)

Waukesha County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Lee Dreyfus (Branch 5)
Unopposed  Judge Patrick Haughney (Branch 6)

Waupaca County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Branch 2
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ClussmanVicki Taggatz ClussmanApprovedANo24.8%ApprovedA57.5%   ApprovedA
SteckbauerKeith A. Steckbauer Yes29.8%ApprovedA42.3%   DefeatedD
JelinskiEdmund J. Jelinski No22.3% 
FreemanBrenda Starr Freeman No21.1% 

Wood County Circuit Court, Wisconsin

Unopposed  Judge Gregory Potter (Branch 1)


Process

Judges in Wisconsin participate in non-partisan elections. Wisconsin is one of four states that hold judicial elections every year, along with Louisiana, New York and Ohio.[2][3]

Primary election

A primary is held on the third Tuesday in February to nominate judicial candidates for the spring election. Candidates seeking election must file by December 1 preceding the spring general election.[2] A primary is required to be held if more than two candidates file for nomination to the supreme court, the same district of an appellate court or for the same branch of a circuit court.[2] If the number of candidates for office does not exceed twice the number to be elected to the office a primary is not held and all the candidates will appear on the ballot in the spring election.[2] The two candidates who receive the most votes in a primary race advance to the general election.[4]

General election

A spring election is held on the first Tuesday in April.[2]

In the news

The following articles were current as of the dates listed, though new developments may not be included.

See also

External links

References

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