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Joel Winnig

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Joel Winnig
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Court Information:
Title:   Former judicial candidate
Candidate 2011:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  Wisconsin
Election information 2011:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  February 15, 2011
Primary vote:  9.2%DefeatedD

Joel B. Winnig is an attorney in Madison, Wisconsin. He ran for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2011.

2011 election

See also: Wisconsin judicial elections, 2011

Winnig sought the seat held by David T. Prosser, who was up for re-election. Winnig was defeated in the primary election, winning only 9.2% of the vote.[1]

Winnig says, "I would be a dynamic leader, unlike anyone on the Supreme Court now, to help move the law forward and correct areas of the law that aren't working now."[2]

He added that he was running for the Supreme Court because "I take the profession of being an attorney very seriously. We are ethical, honorable people as lawyers. We help people. Everybody with a law license has a different way of interpreting that, but the [2008 Justice Michael] Gableman race was the most despicable thing I've seen in the legal profession, much less politics. People have been talking about it ever since, but what have people done about it? Well, I found a way to do what I could to stand up for our profession and the Supreme Court".[3]

Campaign statement

Public financing

Winnig, along with David T. Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg, received public financing for their 2011 election campaigns under a newly enacted Wisconsin law. The forth candidate, Marla J. Stephens, declined to seek public financing.[4]

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