Skip to comments.Candidates advance in judicial race with Walker overtones
Posted on 02/22/2012 5:23:55 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
After making Gov. Scott Walker the issue in a Milwaukee County Circuit Court race, state Administrative Law Judge Carolina Maria Stark led Walker's appointee, incumbent Circuit Judge Nelson Phillips III, in Tuesday's primary.
Stark and Phillips will advance to the April 3 general election, edging out Glendale Municipal Judge Chris Lipscomb on his third try for the circuit bench.
Walker appointed Phillips, a former state and federal prosecutor, to the Branch 17 seat in October.
Stark made that appointment a campaign issue, saying she didn't apply for the post because she didn't want to be associated with Walker. She works for the Department of Workforce Development and has been an attorney in private practice.
Lipscomb also is a lawyer in private practice.
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