Judge Shelley Grogan and Judge Gregory Gill Jr. are Wisconsin’s two newest Courts of Appeals judges, according to unofficial election results from the Associated Press.
The results from the April 6 election indicate Grogan obtained 56% of the vote in the District II race, unseating incumbent Judge Jeffrey Davis. Gov. Tony Evers had appointed Davis to the court in 2019.
In a post on Facebook, Grogan called the election a win for grassroots, the Constitution and the rule of law. As an elected official, she said she will stand by her pledge to uphold the rule of law and defend constitutional freedoms.
In District III, Gill secured 55% of the vote, while Rick Cveykus, a Wausau attorney, received 45%. The two were running for Judge Mark Seidl’s seat.
Gill said while he didn’t receive 100% of the vote, he’s committed to representing 100% of citizens in his district using kindness, compassion and fairness for all.
The April 6 election proved to be a win for constitutional conservatives in eastern and northern Wisconsin. Both Grogan and Gill described themselves as textualists who apply the law as written.
There were also 11 contested circuit-court races on April 6 ballots. Katie Kegel, a state public defender, was elected to Branch 3 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. She and Susan Roth, a criminal-defense attorney at Kohn Smith Roth, competed for Judge Clare Fiorenza’s seat in the family division.
Kenosha County had contested races for Branches 1 and 6. Gerad Dougvillo, a Walworth County judicial court commissioner, defeated Judge Larisa V. Benitez-Morgan, who was appointed to the court in April 2020. He obtained 51% of the vote for Branch 1, while she received 49%.
Angelina Gabriele, the Kenosha County deputy district attorney, will fill an open seat on Branch 6, securing 53% of the vote. Angela D. Cunningham, defense attorney and guardian ad litem at ADC Law Office in Kenosha, received 46%.
All counties posted their unofficial election results with 100% of precincts reporting. A county-by-county list of those judicial results is below. The Wisconsin Elections Commission will certify election results by May 15.
Court of Appeals Judge, District II
Shelley Grogan (56%)
Jeffrey Davis (44%)
Court of Appeals Judge, District III
Rick Cveykus (45%)
Gregory B. Gill Jr. (55%)
Bayfield County Circuit Court Judge
John P. Anderson (80%)
Vincent Scott Kurta (20%)
Brown County Circuit Court Judge, Branch IV
Kendall M. Kelley (58%)
Rachel Maes (42%)
Calumet County Circuit Court, Branch 2
Carey John Reed (56%)
Kimberly A. Tenerelli (44%)
Dunn County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 2
Nicholas P. Lange (46%)
Christina Mayer (54%)
Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 3
Andrew J. Christenson (51%)
Laura Lavey (48%)
Green County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1
Jane Bucher (48%)
Faun Marie Phillipson (49%)
Jackson County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 2
Daniel Diehn (61%)
Robyn Matousek (39%)
Kenosha County Circuit Court, Branch 1
Larisa V. Benitez-Morgan (49%)
Gerad Dougvillo (51%)
Kenosha County Circuit Court, Branch 6
Angela D. Cunningham (46%)
Angelina Gabriele (53%)
Marathon County Circuit Court, Branch 6
Scott M. Corbett (58%)
Daniel T. Cveykus (42%)
Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 3
Katie Kegel (65%)
Susan Roth (35%)
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