Contact: Chelsea Cross, [email protected], 262-421-6464
KENOSHA – Angela Cunningham, candidate for Kenosha County judge branch six will advance to the general election after leading the primary election on February 16.
Cunningham stated, “I think given the recent events that have happened in Kenosha in the last six to seven months, Kenosha is at a pivotal point where its community is ready to see somebody who is in a leadership position and recognizes the systemic racism that exists in our court system. I have been the candidate that has pointed out that that’s an issue. And, I want to address it if elected judge.” She thanked everyone for supporting her campaign, “I am grateful for the community coming together to recognize what’s needed on Kenosha’s bench. I look forward to being a candidate and judge who pursues justice for all.”
Cunningham received a majority of the votes as the top vote getter with 44%, leading the race for circuit court judge. She earned endorsements from dozens of judges and attorneys, the Wisconsin Justice Initiative, Kenosha Educators Association, Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism, former Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler, local elected officials such as Representative Tod Ohnstad and Greta Neubauer, Senator Robert Wirch.
Ballots will be cast on April 6th for the general election. If elected, Cunningham will make history as the first Black person elected to the bench in Kenosha.