Election Preview: Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge (Branch 2)
Incumbent Tom Wolfgram and newcomer Joe Voiland are running in the April 2 election for the Branch 2 judge's position on the Ozaukee County Circuit Court.
Port Washington and Saukville voters will head to the polls April 2 to vote on several races, including a contested race for Ozaukee County Circuit Court Branch 2 judge.
Patch asked candidates for their positions on key issues in the race, but neither candidate responded to the questionnaire. Here is some information about each candidate's experience from their websites:
"(Joe) has been a public service special prosecutor for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the prosecution of cases against parents of abused or neglected children; counsel to the State of Wisconsin in the litigation regarding the State’s congressional and legislative redistricting; counsel to Justice David Prosser during the recount of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election; and counsel to the campaign for governor in Green for Wisconsin v. State Elections Board, a case involving campaign finance at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Previously, he served as law clerk at the Wisconsin Supreme Court to Justice Diane S. Sykes, now judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit."
"In these 18 years I have ruled on thousands of criminal cases, sentencing defendants to substantial prison terms when appropriate. I have presided over hundreds of jury trials. I’ve handled thousands of civil cases involving substantial property rights and presided over complicated civil litigation. I’ve presided over thousands of family cases often requiring difficult decisions on custody and placement of children making decisions to safeguard the child’s welfare paramount and promoting their best interests. Also, several hundred juvenile cases have come before me. I have made dispositions that will protect the public and also promote rehabilitation."