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Five contested judicial races in Tuesday’s election

Forty-four judges’ seats are up for election Tuesday in Wisconsin.

Of those seats, only five are contested.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

In Milwaukee County, Chief Court Commissioner Laura Gramling Perez and Court Commissioner Cedric Cornwall are facing off for a circuit judge’s seat that will be vacated by Judge Michael Goulee at the end of his term.

In Dunn County, District Attorney James Peterson will face attorney Christina Mayer of Schofield, Higley & Mayer SC for a seat vacated by William Stewart Jr. in November.

In Florence County, attorney Robert Kennedy Jr. will take on incumbent Judge Leon Stenz.

In Jefferson County, Judge David Wambach will face attorney Joann Miller of Mediation and Collaborative Law Center LLC.

In Waupaca County, Judge Keith Steckbauer – who was appointed by Gov. Scott Walker in January to replace retiring Judge John Hoffman – will face off with Assistant District Attorney Vicki Clussman.

All of the other judges and candidates are running without opposition, including Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Janet Protasiewicz, who is running unopposed for a circuit court seat left vacant by retired Milwaukee Judge Charles Kahn.

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