Supreme Court candidates bring varying backgrounds to race

March 26, 2018 GMT

Voters go to the polls April 3 to decide whether to put Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet or Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for the next 10 years.

Dallet and Screnock, both 48, run for a seat on the state’s highest court by taking very different paths.

Dallet spent the last 23 years in courtrooms, as a federal and Milwaukee County prosecutor and as a judge, handling cases involving homicide, sexual assault and human trafficking, among other crimes.

Meanwhile, Screnock spent the first half of his career working in city government — as finance director and city administrator of Reedsburg, Ashland and Washburn, before going to law school and pursuing a career in law.

They are running to replace Justice Michael Gableman, who is stepping down after a single term on the high court.

Learn more about the two candidates with our profiles below.