Dane County judge Jilll Karofsky addresses the crowd at the Valley Victory Heritage Dinner. Karofsky is on the ballot in the spring primary election.


The two candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court that have received support from progressives, liberals, and the Democratic Party, Judge Jill Karofsky and Marquette University Law School Professor Ed Fallone, will be on the ballot on Feb. 18, after their nomination papers and signatures were accepted by the Wisconsin Election Commission on Tuesday.

Joining them on the ballot is seating Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, an appointee of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

According to the Elections Commission, Karofsky had 4,000 valid signatures, the maximum allowed; Fallone, 2,363, and Kelly, 3,809.  While there may be challenges to some of the signatures, and the Elections Commission may reject some of the signatures, all three should survive any challenges. 

Officially, the election is classified as a nonpartisan election. 

The top two vote getters advance to the general election on April 4.

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