Letter to the Editor RTSA

We have an important election coming up later this month – voting for a new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. I’ve been doing a little homework on the candidates, because you can vote for only one, and here’s what I know:

There are two far-right candidates in this race — Dan Kelly and Jennifer Dorow — and either one would spell disaster for Wisconsin.

Kelly and Dorow are cut from the same cloth. Aside from their decisions on the bench that benefit only the GOP, they are both graduates of Regent University, one of the lowest-ranking law schools in the country. Both were appointed to the bench by Scott Walker, both are supported by dark money, and both are endorsed by anti-abortion lobbyists. 

If we want free and fair elections, access to safe and legal abortion, and representation that reflects the interests of Wisconsin citizens, we must turn out to vote for a strong, progressive justice on Feb. 21 in the primary election. 

The two progressive candidates, Judge Janet Protasiewicz and Judge Everett Mitchell, would support political districts that don’t favor one party over another, women’s rights, and voting rights, environmental protection, gun safety laws, and equal rights for all. 

By the way, this is a non-partisan primary. Know the candidates before you vote, as they will not be identified by party. You can vote for only one. The two candidates who receive the most votes will be advancing to the April 4 election. 

I’ll be casting my ballot for Judge Janet Protasiewicz because Wisconsin deserves better. We deserve better. 

Nancy Vezner


(3) comments

Aaron Daigle

Can we just back up a minute? Why do we want easy abortion access? Do we want mothers to not love their own children? Instead of destroying precious human life, why don't we try supporting those in crisis? Killing the most innocent among us is not the direction we want to go as a society. Our country needs to do some honest soul-searching.

John Smith

When someone says "FAR RIGHT" what they are really saying is a true American with Christian values and America first view points meanwhile FAR LEFT democrats like open boarders and world War 3 and much more when you take a look what joe Biden has done for this country with RECORD breaking inflation

Janis Hinchman

Supreme court judges have a difficult job, but it is primarily to follow the rule of law and apply the Wisconsin State Constitution in their decisions; not to legislate from the bench. They are to uphold the rights of the constituency, while providing fair decision-making, regardless of their political affiliation, which should not matter. All people have the right to be treated fairly, born or unborn.

Welcome to the discussion.

Thank you for taking part in our commenting section. We want this platform to be a safe and inclusive community where you can freely share ideas and opinions. Comments that are racist, hateful, sexist or attack others won’t be allowed. Just keep it clean. Do these things or you could be banned:

• Don’t name-call and attack other commenters. If you’d be in hot water for saying it in public, then don’t say it here.

• Don’t spam us.

• Don’t attack our journalists.

Let’s make this a platform that is educational, enjoyable and insightful.

Email questions to jjohnson@orourkemediagroup.com.

Share your opinion


Join the conversation

Recommended for you