The Third Branch
Roggensack, Fallone advance to spring election
Justice Patience Drake Roggensack and Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone advanced from the Feb. 19 primary and will compete in the April 2 spring election for the Supreme Court. Roggensack received 231,822 votes, compared to Fallone's 108,490. Milwaukee Atty. Vince Megna was eliminated in the only statewide race on the primary ballot with 22,391 votes.
Primary elections also were held for circuit court seats in three counties on Feb. 18.
In Dodge County, Family Court Commissioner Joe Sciascia and Watertown Atty. Joe Fischer are moving on to the spring election for the Branch 3 seat being vacated by Judge Andrew P. Bissonnette, who announced his retirement (see related story). Atty. Dawn Klockow of Beaver Dam was eliminated in the primary.
In Manitowoc County, District Atty. Mark Rohrer and Manitowoc Municipal Court Judge Steve Olson will compete on April 2 for the Branch 1 seat vacated by Judge Patrick L. Willis, who retired last fall. Private practice Atty. Steven Weber and Assistant District Atty. Bob Dewane were eliminated in the primary.
In Milwaukee County, Circuit Court Judge Rebecca G. Bradley and Assistant District Atty. Janet Protasiewicz advanced to the April 2 spring election, eliminating Atty. Gilbert Urfer from the ballot for the Branch 45 seat.
In all, the names of 29 candidates will be on the ballot for circuit court seats in 21 counties.