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Judge Neubauer Visits Northwoods To Campaign For State Supreme Court

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The Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals stopped through the Northwoods recently in her campaign for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Judge Lisa Neubauer of Racine is hoping to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

Before attending a function in Minocqua, Neubauer outlined why she is running..

"I'm running for the Supreme Court because we have to have a court in Wisconsin that is fair, impartial and independent. The true 'third branch'. The non-partisan third branch, and that't the kind of judge that I've been for 11 years on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals..."

Neubauer says she's qualified for the state's highest court...

."...I have 30 years of experience. 20 in private practice and 11 on the Court of Appeals. I have had a lot of leadership experiences thoughout my career, serving the people of Wisconsin. I also think we have to have the people's confidence that is fair, impartial and independent..."

Judge Neubauer was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. She was the Presiding Judge in her district of the Court of Appeals from 2009 through 2015. The Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed her to serve as the Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in 2015, and reappointed her in May 2018.

Neubauer's opponent is another state appellate judge, Brian Hagedorn.

Democrat-leaning groups have backed Neubauer, while Republican-leaning groups have backed Hagedorn.

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