LETTER: Choose Neubauer for supreme court over ‘extremist’ candidate

To Ozaukee Press:

I ask that on April 2 voters advance Chief Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Why? Because she is qualified, while her opponent is not.

Members of the highest court of Wisconsin must know and respect the law. They must also be able to set aside personal political views when deciding cases. Neubauer has passed both tests. Her opponent has not.

Chief Judge Neubauer is running on decades of experience and an established record as a nonpartisan and independent judge. She was the presiding judge in her district of the Court of Appeals until the Supreme Court appointed her chief judge of that court in 2015 and again in 2018.

Neubauer’s supporters come from all corners of Wisconsin and all political persuasions. She is endorsed by hundreds of judges, including Ozaukee County Circuit Judges Paul Malloy and Sandy Williams, dozens of prosecutors and law enforcement officials and countless lawyers and community leaders.

Neubauer is knowledgeable and impartial. Her opponent, Brian Hagedorn, in contrast, is running on his record as an extremist who does not know the law. Last week he admitted he was wrong on a question of U.S. constitutional law that has been settled for a century. His views are so radical the Wisconsin Realtors Association pulled out of his campaign, saying Hagedorn holds positions on “issues with which we do not want to be associated and that directly conflict with the principles of our organization and the values of our members.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will not fund his campaign.

When we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, we tell the world we believe in “justice for all.” We want to be judged fairly and impartially, by someone who knows the law. Vote for Lisa Neubauer April 2.

Elaine Vokoun



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