Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, running for an open seat on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District 4, has begun circulating nomination papers to put her name on the non-partisan spring ballot.
The campaign must collect and submit a minimum of 1,000 signatures to the Government Accountability Board (GAB) by January 3, 2012. The nomination papers are available at the campaign’s website www.kloppenburgforcourtofappeals.com.
JoAnne Kloppenburg has been endorsed by more than 340 supporters from throughout the 24-county Appeals Court district – from Crawford to Rock County, Waupaca to La Crosse, and many communities in between. Among Kloppenburg’s endorsers are current and former judges, including retired Court of Appeals Judges Charles Dykman and Daniel Anderson and current and former Bar leadership, attorneys from many areas of the law and community leaders.
The Kloppenburg campaign is voluntarily limiting the amount of contributions to $1000 per individual or political action committee to send a strong message that justice is not for sale. The limit follows the limits set by Wisconsin’s previous public financing laws and falls within guidelines recommended by national groups. State law allows for contributions of $2500 per individual and political action committee in the Court of Appeals race.
The open seat on the Court has been created by the retirement of Judge Margaret Vergeront who is stepping down at the end of her term. District 4 of the Court of Appeals encompasses 24 counties including Adams, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Marquette, Monroe, Portage, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood counties. The nonpartisan election is scheduled for April 3, 2012.
To learn more about JoAnne Kloppenburg, download nomination papers, and see the most current list of her endorsements, please visit: kloppenburgforcourtofappeals.com .