In Milwaukee County’s two contested circuit court races, two candidates are narrowly ahead in the eyes of Milwaukee Bar members.
Of the MBA’s 2,165 members, 447 responded to the group’s annual spring election poll, according to the bar. Members were asked to designate each candidate as “qualified” or “not qualified.”
In the Branch 17 election race, incumbent Nelson Phillips III received the most “qualified” votes over attorney and municipal judge Christopher Lipscomb Sr. and administrative judge Carolina Stark, according to the results.
In the Branch 23 race, poll respondents were nearly evenly split between attorney Hannah Dugan and Deputy Register Lindsey Grady, according to the poll. Dugan received 226 “qualified” votes to Grady’s 216 votes.
Poll takers also weighed in on eight uncontested Milwaukee County Circuit Court races, as well as the uncontested Wisconsin Court of Appeals District 1 race.