The two candidates for Wisconsin supreme court stopped in Green Bay Thursday.
Judge Brain Hagedorn spoke at a luncheon at Rock Garden as part of his campaign stop while Judge Lisa Neubauer spoke at Brown County’s Democratic headquarters.
Hagedorn and Neubauer met for one last debate Tuesday, one week ahead of the election.
Neubauer suggested Hagedorn lacked the ability to remain impartial, referring to claims he’s been vocal about his religious belief in regards to alleged commentary on the LGBT community.
“My opponent was asked to name one case where Judge Hagedorn’s personal views have impacted his decision making,” says Hagedorn. “She couldn’t name a single one.”
And instead, he questioned Neubauer’s ability to remain unbiased.
“Judge Neubauer on the other hand has sat on cases where where her own family business personally profited from contracts and she has sat on cases for those businesses,” says Hagedorn.
“I’ve never heard a case involving my husband‘s business and I’ve never heard any case that would impact the business,” says Neubauer.
When it comes to how they stack up Neubauer says her experience in the court system was what made her the favorable candidate.
“30 years in the law, 11 on the court of appeals, appointed twice by our Supreme Court to be chief of our court and also just 11 years of a track record that shows no thumb on the scale, no impartiality,” says Neubauer. “That’s why 98% of the endorsing judges in this race are supporting me.”
Additionally, Neubauer says Hagedorn hasn’t been able to make this a non-partisan race.
“The attempts to partisonise this race are obviously happening with $1 million of outside shadowy Republican money coming in now in this last week,” says Neubauer.
But, in the end, it’s the issues that drive each campaign.
This race really is about the future of the Wisconsin Supreme Court,” says Hagedorn. “We don’t want to have a political court, we want to have a court committed to the law.”
It is so important that our people have confidence that when they walk through those courthouse doors they’re going to receive justice,” says Neubauer.
Election Day is next Tuesday, April 2nd.