February 16, 2019
WEAC Region 3 represents public education employees in a large territory stretching from Florence to Port Washington,
and from Menominee to Washington Island.
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members. 
Don’t forget to VOTE in the Primary Election on Tuesday, February 18!!!

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, by virtue of the cases on which it rules, has a significant impact on the funding and future of public education, as well as on the rights of public employees. Please make the time to vote in this important primary. As long as you’re going, invite family and/or friends to join you in voting. WEAC and Region 3 are not making any recommendations before the primary for State Supreme Court. However, as indicated by the below info, there are stark differences between the candidates. The bio’s, pictures and more information about each candidate can be found at: https://www.wuwm.com/post/meet-2020-wisconsin-supreme-court-candidates .

Jill Karofsky

Jill Karofsky is a Dane County Circuit Court judge. She has also been a state prosecutor and the executive director of the Wisconsin Office of Crime Victim Services.
 
"My judicial philosophy is that every single person in my courtroom should be treated with dignity and respect and fairness, that the rule of law has to be followed in every case, whether or not I personally agree with that,” she explains.

Karofsky went to law school at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ed Fallone

Ed Fallone is a professor at Marquette University Law School, having taught there for more than 25 years.
 
He’s running for state Supreme Court because he says Wisconsin and the U.S. have an "overpoliticized judiciary." To solve that he says there needs to be more judges with diverse experience and backgrounds.
 
"We need to have more judges with more experiences than what is currently represented. As the first Latino on the court, I would certainly satisfy that goal," he explains.

Fallone went to Boston University for law school.
Dan Kelly

Incumbent Daniel Kelly was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2016 by former republican Gov. Scott Walker. Before that, he spent about 20 years representing clients on a variety of legal issues.
 
“I think it’s critical that we have jurists on the Supreme Court who are committed to applying the law as it exists, not the law as we might wish it to be, but as it’s actually created and maintained by the people of Wisconsin and their legislators,” Kelly says.
 
He went to Regent University School of Law.