VIEWPOINT: Area judges endorse Dallet for State Supreme Court
We write this letter, to area voters, to encourage you to join us in voting for Judge Rebecca Dallet for Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Judge Dallet’s relevant legal experience far exceeds that of either of her opponents. Judge Dallet has “worked in the trenches” of the Wisconsin court system, first as a state and federal prosecutor and for the last ten years as a circuit court judge in Milwaukee County. Judge Dallet’s colleagues in Milwaukee describe her calm demeanor, her integrity and her work ethic. Each of us has met Judge Dallet personally and our impressions are consistent with these descriptions.
Judge Dallet emphasizes the fact that judges are nonpartisan and should be politically independent. Both of her two opponents’ campaigns appear designed to appeal to specific partisan political constituencies. Judge Dallet disavows such tactics and seeks to restore the non-partisan political judiciary to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. We could not agree more.
The majority of Wisconsin’s judges – over 170 – have chosen to endorse Judge Rebecca Dallet. In our collective memories, no candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court has been endorsed by more of her colleagues. Rebecca Dallet is truly “a judge’s judge.”
Experienced, hard-working, independent; these are the qualities we want in a Supreme Court Justice. That is why we are voting for Rebecca Dallet on Feb. 20. We encourage all voters to join us.
Hon. Michael H. Bloom, Oneida County Circuit Court
Hon. Neal A. Nielsen, Vilas County Circuit Court
Hon. Robert E. Kinney, Oneida County Circuit Court (ret.)
Hon. Mark A. Mangerson, Oneida County Circuit Court (ret.); Third District Court of Appeals (ret.)
Hon.Timothy L. Vocke, Vilas County Circuit Court (ret.)
Hon. Patrick F. O’Melia, Oneida County Circuit Court