Scott Wales and Kashoua "Kristy" Yang are competing for the Branch 47 judicial seat now held by Milwaukee County Circuit Judge John Siefert. This is the only contested Milwaukee County judicial race this year. Wales and Yang agreed to answer a series of questions from WJI to better inform voters about issues in the race.
The answers were edited for length (maximum 400 words).
This week's question: Should circuit court judges get paid more? Why or why not? If they should get paid more, how much more?
(Judges are paid about $131,000 per year.)
Gretchen Schuldt is executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.
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