By Cynthia Germain
Judge Todd Ehlers of the Circuit Court of Door County has endorsed Rebecca Dallett for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Ehlers worked with Dallett for over 7 years on a state justice committee which sets down criminal jury instructions used by all criminal courts conducting jury trials in Wisconsin. Now that Dallett has declared her candidacy, Ehlers has taken note and strongly agrees with Dallet’s campaign tenant that judges should be non-partisan.
Although it is not a requirement to have been a trial court judge in order to sit on the state Supreme Court, Ehlers believes this experience is important. According to Ehlers, Dallett has this background so knows well what is happening in the courts.
There are two other announced candidates in the race, Madison attorney Tim Burns and Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, and if all three run, a primary will be held in February before the April 3, 2018 election.