Incumbent Justice David Prosser was picked as the most qualified candidate in this year’s state Supreme Court race by the Waukesha County Bar Association.
The voluntary organization released the results Wednesday of its judicial poll which asked members to rank judicial candidates in one of four categories: highly qualified, qualified, not qualified or no opinion.
Of the 191 responses, 111 named Prosser as “highly qualified” and another 38 listed him as “qualified.”
His opponent, assistant attorney general JoAnne Kloppenburg, received 43 “highly qualified” votes and 44 “qualified” votes.
The plurality of members, 55, had “no opinion” on Kloppenburg’s qualifications.
In the lone contested circuit court race in Waukesha County, incumbent Judge Kathleen Stilling collectively received 10 more endorsements than her opponent, assistant district attorney Lloyd Carter.
Stilling received 75 “highly qualified” votes and 57 “qualified” votes compared to 52 and 70, respectively, for Carter.
The spring judicial elections are April 5.