Judge Jill Karofsky’s statement on tonight’s election results: pic.twitter.com/IbVNAboEmB
— Judge Jill Karofsky (@judgekarofsky) April 13, 2020
Karofsky’s win narrows the court’s conservative majority to 4-3. The next race for Supreme Court is in 2023, when Chief Justice Patience Roggensack’s term ends. If any justice steps down, Democratic Governor Tony Evers would appoint a replacement.
Karofsky was elected in Dane County in 2017. Kelly was appointed to the high court in 2016 by then-Governor Scott Walker to complete the term of Justice David Prosser, who retired.