Just a couple counties have primary elections this month for circuit court seats. In Grant County, three candidates vie for the seat now held by Judge Robert VanDeHey, who chose not to run for reelection.
The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, February 21. There's a statewide primary for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, too.
Wisconsin Justice Initiative asked each of the Grant County Circuit Court candidates to answer a series of questions. Two candidates responded, and their answers are presented here as submitted. The questions are patterned after some of those on the job application Gov. Evers uses when he is considering judicial appointments.
Lisa A. Riniker is the Grant County district attorney. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Jeffrey W. Erickson is a criminal defense attorney in the office of the State Public Defender. He, too, received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. His resume is here.
Candidate Jennifer Day did not respond to the questionnaire.
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