State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly will face Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky in the April election for a 10-year term on Wisconsin’s highest court, voters decided Tuesday.
With more than three-quarters of precincts reporting, Kelly had nearly 50% of the votes, Karofsky had about 38% and Fallone had about 13% of the vote, according to unofficial results.
“I think the results tonight demonstrate that the people of Wisconsin really do want a justice on the court who is just going to apply the law, set aside the personal politics, personal preferences, and just be faithful to the constitutional text, the statutory text,” Kelly said in an interview.
He said he would take the same approach in the general election as he had in the primary. Karofsky said the same.
“I think we’re going to keep this strategy,” she said in an interview. “It was evident tonight that that strategy worked and that focusing on getting the court back on track and focusing on the things that I’m bringing to this race and I’m going to bring to the Supreme Court was a message that resonated with people all around the state of Wisconsin.”