Remember Jeff Davis, the incumbent Milwaukee-area Appeals Court Judge who was our featured “speaker” at the February Green Lake County Dems & Friends meeting? Davis is seeking reelection to his seat on the District 2 Appeals Court, which includes Green Lake County. During Davis’ “talk” via zoom, he stressed that he did not want the race to be viewed as a partisan effort, and officially, the race is nonpartisan.
Well, Jeff, good luck with that. Davis’ opponent, Muskego Municipal Court Judge Shelley Grogan, recently sent out a fundraising letter attacking Davis. Actually, the letter came from former Giv. Scott Walker’s wife, Tonette. Tonette and Scott have both endorsed Grogan.
In that letter, according to an article in the Journal Sentinel, Davis was attacked because he is “backed by ‘Madison liberals who favor a far-left agenda.’ “ Ouch.
That did not sit well with Davis’ mom, who ripped off a letter a letter to the Walkers suggesting that they were disingenuous in their effort, given that Davis’ parents have been generous supporters of Republicans to the tune of more than $250,000 in donations to federal and state Republicans, including $25,000 to Walker. Ouch again. Don Davis, Jr. Is the former CEO of Rockwell Automation, headquartered in Milwaukee.
We have not seen a response from Jeff Davis, and we probably won’t as he has so far worked hard to keep the politics out of the campaign, but the Walkers, with their letter, have certainly made it a political issue now. Davis does have support from Republicans, including two current Wisconsin State Supreme Court judges, but he also has support from Democrats.
You can learn more about Jeff Davis on his campaign website. Check out his credentials and list of endorsements.