Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg is running for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She faces a primary challenge on Tuesday, February 16, with general election on April 5.

Kloppenburg received a B.A. in Russian studies from Yale University. After receiving a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University in 1976, she spent several years in the Peace Corps as a rural development planner in Botswana. Upon return to the United States, she established the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children in upstate New York and was an assistant dean at Wells College.

Kloppenburg then obtained a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. She joined the Wisconsin Department of Justice in 1989, eventually serving under four different Wisconsin Attorneys General, two Republicans and two Democrats. As an assistant attorney general she gained experience as a lead attorney in trial and appellate courts on cases involving constitutional law, administrative law, civil litigation, and environmental litigation.

Since being elected to District IV Court of Appeals in 2012, Judge Kloppenburg has developed a reputation as a thoughtful, independent and impartial judge, one who writes clear and concise opinions that do not stray from the questions and issues at hand. Judge Kloppenburg vows to uphold the fundamental principles of fairness and justice for all people appearing before her, to treat all who come before her equally and with respect.

You can depend on Judge Kloppenburg to stand up to the partisan politics and special interests that have no place in our courts. For more information, go to kloppenburgforjustice.com.

Judge Kloppenburg deserves your support in the upcoming elections. Don’t forget to bring your Photo ID with you to the polls.