Conservative Michael Screnock

Conservative Michael Screnock

Michael Screnock is a judge of the Sauk County Circuit Court in Wisconsin. He was appointed by Governor Scott Walker on April 10, 2015. Screnock won a full term in the general election on April 5, 2016. Screnock is a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2018. He is running for a seat held by Conservative Michael Gableman.

Biography

Michael Screnock lives in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. He graduated from Baraboo High School. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990, an M.B.A. with an emphasis in urban economic development from Eastern College in 1992, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. Screnock’s career experience includes working as the city administrator of Washburn, Wisconsin, finance director of Ashland, Wisconsin, and attorney with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, where he helped to defend Act 10, or the "Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill".

Judicial Philosophy

Judge Screnock believes strongly in the rule of law. The role of a judge is to interpret and apply the law, not rewrite the law. When a court is asked to interpret a law, its role is to declare what the law is, based on what the legislative and executive branches have done, and not what the court thinks it should be. Following these principles, the judiciary should never serve as a political check on the actions of the other two branches. It is not the role of a court to veto, or rewrite, laws that it believes are unwise or imprudent.

Endorsements

  • National Rifle Association
  • Wisconsin REALTORS Association - The WRA is one of the largest trade organizations in Wisconsin. The WRA represents and provides services to more than 15,000 REALTORS® statewide.
  • State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly
  • Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jon Wilcox
  • Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser
  • Appeals Court Judge Mark Gundrum
  • Appeals Court Judge Mark Brian Hagedorn
  • Bipartisan Majority of Wisconsin Sheriffs
Liberal Rebecca Dallet

Liberal Rebecca Dallet

Rebecca F. Dallet is a judge for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in Wisconsin. She was first elected to the position in 2008 and was re-elected in 2014 for a term that will expire in 2020. Dallet is a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2018.

Biography

Rebecca F. Dallet is a judge for the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in Wisconsin. She was first elected to the position in 2008 and was re-elected in 2014 for a term that will expire in 2020. Dallet is a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2018.

Judicial Philosophy

"He’s talking about all this rhetoric about rule of law garbage that is basically — it’s rule of law until it’s something you want changed and then you just go ahead and change it," Dallet said. "He’s just saying the same tired old thing that doesn’t mean anything. Because I believe in the rule of law. But guess what my job is. I’m a judge and I do it every day. When the Legislature gets it wrong and they violate someone’s rights, it’s my job to say no. I am not a rubber stamp of whatever the Legislature does or whatever the governor does."

Translation: Since I am the judge, I know what is best for you.

Endorsements

  • Kyle Whelton, Sheboygan Area School District Board Member He is running against 9th District State Senator Devin LeMahieu.
  • Twice Defeated Candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court Louis (Loophole) Butler
  • State Senator Chris (Sticky Fingers) Larson