Oneida County voters will see on their ballots next week a primary election for a seat on the circuit court. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Mary Roth Burns to the position in August 2022, and she's running for reelection. Two candidates, Michael Fugle and Michael Schiek, are challenging her.
The primary is coming up on Tuesday, February 21. (There's a statewide primary for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, too. You can learn about the Supreme Court primary candidates here.)
Wisconsin Justice Initiative asked each of the Oneida County Circuit Court candidates to answer a series of questions. Candidates Burns and Fugle 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.
Burns, the incumbent, received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her resume is here.
Fugle is Oneida County corporation counsel. He received his law degree from Marquette University. His resume is here.
Schiek did not respond to the questionnaire.
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