Contact: Mary McCarthy
MILWAUKEE COUNTY – The campaign of attorney Rebecca Kiefer, candidate for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge in District 29, announced today it has the endorsements of more than 20 current and former judges, including former Milwaukee Chief Judge Kitty Brennan, now serving on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
“Rebecca Kiefer is an experienced attorney with the right skills and temperament to be a judge,” said Judge Brennan. “She has litigated hundreds of trials, she has significant appellate experience, and she’s been a leader in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office for many years. Rebecca is a fierce advocate for children and families, and I am confident she will be an excellent Circuit Court Judge.”
“I am grateful to Judge Brennan and the other judges who have endorsed my campaign thus far,” said Kiefer “As a Circuit Court Judge, I will keep our community safe, treat every litigant fairly, and insist on equality and equity. Circuit Court Judges can be full partners in making our community stronger. Milwaukee County needs judges who can fairly apply the law, ensure we care about the needs of kids and victims, and treat everyone with respect. I intend to be that kind of judge.”
The Kiefer campaign can be found on the web at KieferForJudge.com and on social media at @kieferforjudge.
For more than a decade, Rebecca has been an Assistant District Attorney in Milwaukee County. Her focus is the welfare of children involved in the foster care system. She has successfully represented the state in more than 100 jury and bench trials, and has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Rebecca serves as Chair of the Children & the Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, as a Director for the Association for Women Lawyers and the Government Lawyers Division, and trains attorneys from across Wisconsin on issues dealing with children and the law.
Prior to her time as a local prosecutor, Rebecca was a municipal attorney and an associate at Kiefer Law Office. She is married to Paul Bodis, a union worker for Southwest Airlines, and they have two young children. Rebecca is also active in her local community foundation, the Rotary Club, the Junior League of Milwaukee, her daughter’s Girl Scout Daisy troop, and her children’s school.
The election will be held on April 7, 2020, with a primary in February if necessary.
The following judges today endorsed Rebecca Kiefer for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 29:
Hon. Vincent J Bobot, Milwaukee Municipal Court *
Hon. Kitty Brennan, Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Hon. Dennis R. Cimpl, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Karen Christenson, Milwaukee County Circuit Court *
Hon. Robert Dehring, Jefferson County Circuit Court
Hon. Heidi Galvan, Administrative Law Judge
Hon. Michael D. Guolee, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. William Jennaro, Milwaukee County Circuit Court *
Hon. Jean Marie Kies, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Jeffrey A. Kremers, Milwaukee County Circuit Court *
Hon. Mary M. Kuhnmuench, Milwaukee County Circuit Court *
Hon. Dennis P. Moroney, Milwaukee County Circuit Court *
Hon. Derek Mosley, Milwaukee Municipal Court
Hon. William S. Pocan, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Janet C. Protasiewicz, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. James E. Shapiro, United States Bankruptcy Judge *
Hon. Carolina M. Stark, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Michael Stark, Administrative Law Judge
Hon. David C. Swanson, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Francis Wasielewski, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. J.D. Watts, Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Hon. Tom R. Wolfgram, Ozaukee County Circuit Court *