At least two candidates will vie for the Branch 28 seat in Milwaukee County Circuit Court next spring.
On Thursday, Lindsey Grady, Deputy Register in Probate in Milwaukee County, joined Milwaukee assistant district attorney Mark Sanders as candidates seeking a six-year term on the bench.
Grady is a 2000 graduate of Marquette University Law School. Prior to joining the Probate Division, she worked in private practice and as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.
Sanders, a 1993 graduate of Marquette University Law School, has been an assistant prosecutor in Milwaukee for 14 years.
Incumbent Judge Thomas Cooper notified the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board that he will not seek another term. He was first appointed in 1993.
Branch 28 is one of 10 in Milwaukee County that could feature contested elections, although it is rare for established judges to face opposition.
So far, four incumbents — Judge Jeff Wagner (Branch 38), Bonnie Gordon (Branch 46), Dennis Moroney (Branch 20) and William Sosnay (Branch 8 ) — have declared their candidacy.