Milwaukee Young Republicans: The Stakes of the Spring Election

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court election will take place next week. The stakes couldn’t be higher. The judicial system determines what’s legal and what isn’t. It’s great when competent legal scholars who respect the United States Constitution are on the bench. It can be damaging in the hands of judges who are only interested in pursuing a radical political agenda. By now you probably know why Justice Daniel Kelly is superior to Judge Jill Karofsky. Appointed by Governor Scott Walker, Kelly has proven himself to be a constitutionalist judicial leader who respects the rule of law.

If you have friends and family who are still undecided on the election, then you should tell them that Karofsky is notoriously weak on crime. Dustin Palmer was an arsonist who jumped bail and was facing thirty years in prison in 2016, but Karofsky ruled that he would spend only six months in jail and pay $4,000 in fines. In 2017, Jay Perez was in her court for repeatedly sexually assaulting his adopted sister. The Dane County district attorney’s office recommended 25 years in prison and 20 years of extended supervision, but Karofsky only gave Perez 15 years in prison with 10 years of extended supervision. Another example is the case of Kendall Ragland, who was charged with first degree reckless homicide in 2018. He could have faced 40 years in prison, but only received two years in prison and two years of extended supervision.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly recommend that you early vote. Don’t risk your vote not counting.

Candidates Supported by the Milwaukee YRs

Wisconsin Supreme Court – Justice Daniel Kelly
Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 5 – Judge Paul Dedinsky
Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 29 – Judge Daniel Gabler