Karofsky to run for state Supreme Court

Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky tells WisPolitics.com she’s planning to run for the state Supreme Court in 2020.

“I am organizing a team, and I will have an announcement in the coming weeks,” she wrote in an email Monday.

Karofsky won an open seat on the Dane County bench in 2017.

Before that, she worked as an assistant and deputy district attorney in the Dane County DA’s Office from 1992 to 2001. She then worked for the National Conference of Bar Examiners before joining the state Department of Justice, where her work included serving as the violence against women prosecutor and leading the Office of Crime Victim Services.

Already, Marquette Law School Prof. Ed Fallone has announced plans to run for the state Supreme Court next year, when conservative Justice Daniel Kelly is up for a full 10-year term.

Responding to Karofsky’s announcement, Kelly said, “I’m grateful for the support and encouragement of many friends and grassroots activists across Wisconsin and look forward to announcing my plans soon.”

See more in Monday’s PM Update.

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