Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock thanked supporters for their support and prayers through the campaign in his concession speech Tuesday night.
He said “as grueling of a task as running a statewide campaign is, and as fierce as some of the attacks were” he and his wife weren’t frustrated or anxious until the last two weeks of the nine-month campaign.
“I am absolutely certain that was the prayer cover,” he told backers at Trappers Turn Golf Club in the Wisconsin Dells.
He said Dallet ran a “spirited campaign” and said he hopes she fulfills her commitment to upholding the rule of law.
“Last summer, she stated that her intention was to follow the law and that she was committed to the rule of law,” Screnock said. “Last week at our debates she went back to that message. It’s my hope that is who we will see as Justice Dallet, and only time will tell.”
He also praised and thanked his campaign team.
“As I look at the results, at least as I’ve seen them, I don’t know that there’s anything we could have done differently that would have changed the result,” Screnock said.
Screnock said he’s unsure about his long-term plans.
“I don’t know long-term what the future holds, but I do know that I’ve got a great job,” Screnock said. “I love serving Sauk County and the people of this county, and I’m excited to continue that work.”