Republican Party of Clark County: Lincoln Day dinner recap

The Republican Party of Clark County (RPCC) held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on
Sunday March 10, 2019. The meeting was held at the American Legion Post #73 on
Boon Blvd in Neillsville, WI.

Dan Buttery, former Assisant Deputy Secretary of Wisconsin Veteran Affairs Department was the keynote speaker. Retired Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman; whose term ended in 2018 addressed the group and asked for support for Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Brian Hagedorn on April 2, in a non-paritsan Spring Election. Judge Brian Hagedorn currently serves on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the court one step below the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

As an appellate judge, Hagedorn ensures that what happens in our trial courts is
consistent with the law. He was appointed to the bench in 2015 by Gov. Scott Walker
and won election to a new six-year term in April 2017. In addition to deciding cases,
Hagedorn was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve on the Wisconsin
Judicial Commission, which oversees enforcement of the judicial code of ethics.  He is
also a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Bench-Bar Committee. Hagedorn is a
regular speaker to school and legal groups on the rule of law, legal writing, and judicial
philosophy, among other topics.

Speakers included Scott Bolstad, Senator Ron Johnson’s State Outreach Director,
State Senator Kathy Bernier, and Clark County Sheriff Scott Haines, who, when asked
how he liked his job as sheriff said, “I love it”.

Clark County Chairman Charlotte Rasmussen presented the Suds Morichetti
“Outstanding County Party Award” in recognition of exemplifying the Suds & Madeline
Morichetti keys to political success-effective grassroots organizing that was awarded at
the 7 th District Caucus held the day before.

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