By Dave Andrusko
It wasn’t until more a week after the final votes were tallied, but last week State Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer conceded she had lost the race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to her colleague Brian Hagedorn.
“We knew it was going to be close,” Neubauer told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “We laid it all out there. We put everything we had into this race”
Hagedorn prevailed over Neubauer 50.2% to 49.8% in the election for the ten-year term on the state’s highest court.
”Wisconsin Right to Life congratulates Brian Hagedorn on his hard earned victory in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election,” Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director Heather Weininger said last week. “It was time Judge Neubauer conceded, and we are grateful she chose not to seek a recount.”
“Judge Hagedorn has demonstrated his judicial fairness and moral character throughout the race and will carry those traits with him to the bench. Wisconsin Right to Life fully trusts that he will uphold the Constitution faithfully, protecting the right to life. “We are pleased to have another Justice in the Supreme Court that will apply laws as written rather than interpret them.”
“This is an important step in ensuring our pro-life laws here in Wisconsin will not be overturned because of pressure from outside groups.”