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Wisconsin judicial elections, 2013

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Elections, 2013
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The Wisconsin judicial elections consisted of a primary on February 19th and general election on April 2nd.

Post-election summary

Statistics from Wisconsin's 2013 judicial elections
Total candidates (general election): 48
Incumbent candidates: 30
Total candidates elected/re-elected: 37
New judges elected: 10
Incumbents re-elected: 27
Wisconsin was the only state to hold a Supreme Court election this year (Pennsylvania held retention elections for two of its justices, but not popular elections). The re-election of Patience Roggensack was the highlight of the state's judicial races. She defeated challenger Ed Fallone with approximately 57% of the vote and will go on to serve another ten years.


The general election in Wisconsin was largely dominated by incumbents unopposed for re-election. Out of 37 total judgeships up for election or re-election this year, only 11 of those were contested in the general election.


Ten new judges were elected this year. Lisa Stark joined the Court of Appeals, District III, after running unopposed in April. For the circuit courts, the following new judges were elected:

Additionally, Marlene Engstrom and Richard Alan Ginkowski were elected to the Kenosha County Municipal Court.

Supreme court

Wisconsin Supreme Court

CandidateIncumbencyPositionPrimary VoteElection Vote
FalloneEd Fallone No29.8%ApprovedA42.47%   DefeatedD
RoggensackPatience RoggensackApprovedAYes63.9%ApprovedA57.48%   ApprovedA
MegnaVince Megna No6.3% 

Court of Appeals

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II

CandidateIncumbencyPositionPrimary VoteElection Vote
GundrumMark GundrumApprovedAYesDistrict II99.55%   ApprovedA

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III

CandidateIncumbencyPositionPrimary VoteElection Vote
StarkLisa StarkApprovedANoDistrict III99.6%   ApprovedA

Wisconsin Court of Appeals District IV

CandidateIncumbencyPositionPrimary VoteElection Vote
LundstenPaul LundstenApprovedAYesDistrict IV99.55%   ApprovedA

Circuit Courts

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Municipal Courts

General election results for the Wisconsin Municipal Courts:

CourtCandidateIncumbentPrimary electionGeneral election
Kenosha County Municipal Court (Pleasant Prairie)Brenda DahlNo42%Red x.svg
Kenosha County Municipal Court (Pleasant Prairie)Richard Alan GinkowskiNo58%Yes check.svg
Jefferson County Municipal Court (Watertown)Ron W. ZiwiskyYes57%Yes check.svg
Jefferson County Municipal Court (Watertown)Annamarie WinekeNo43%Red x.svg
Silver Lake Municipal CourtMarlene M. EngstromNo57%Yes check.svg
Silver Lake Municipal CourtPatrick DunnNo43%Red x.svg
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See also

External links

-Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Offices to be Elected at 2013 Spring Election
-Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Incumbents Who Have Filed Notifications of Non-candidacy
-Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Candidates Registered by Office, April 2nd Election
-Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Candidates on Ballot by Election, Feb. 19th Primary

References

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