Supreme Court race goes to incumbent

PatRogeensackWisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack defeated Marquette law professor Ed Fallone 57 percent to 43 percent in Tuesday’s Supreme Court election.

Throughout the campaign, Roggensack based her platform on her experience on the bench. Before her first 10-year term on the Supreme Court, she had served seven years on the State Court of Appeals.

“I am so grateful for the support I have received from the voters across Wisconsin tonight,” Roggensack said in a statement. “I’m excited to get back to work and focus on serving the people of Wisconsin as a member of the court.”

Roggensack’s victory gives her a second 10-year term, retaining the Court’s conservative majority. On many of the Court’s controversial decisions of the past ten years, such as the upholding of Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10, rulings have often been 4-3, with Roggensack being in the majority.

“Although I couldn’t manufacture a win tonight, the fight will continue to bring equal justice for all Wisconsinites and to end the dysfunction that has plagued our Supreme Court for the last two years,” Fallone said in a concession statement.