Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates outline their views

WPF report provides open forum for three running in spring elections

The Wisconsin Supreme Court primary election, Tuesday, Feb. 20, has three candidates show in alphabetical order L to R; Tim Burns, Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock. -from WPF

MADISON – Wisconsin voters this spring will choose a new state Supreme Court justice to fill the first open seat on the high court in more than a decade.

Voters will narrow the field from three candidates to two in the Feb. 20 primary; the two finalists will face each other in the April 3 election. The winner will serve a 10-year term on the court.

To help voters make an informed choice, the Wisconsin Policy Forum sent questionnaires to all three candidates: Madison attorney Tim Burns, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock.

Their responses are printed verbatim in WPF’s latest report, “Wisconsin Supreme Court Race.” The candidates responded to WPF’s questions about their experience, why they are running for the court, their judicial influences and how their skills and backgrounds would complement the court’s current makeup.

The report also provides an overview of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s duties and its 2016-17 term, which concluded last August. -from the Wisconsin Policy Forum

Read the full report: WISTAX supreme-court 18 election report