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Ziegler Secures Another Term On State Supreme Court After Unopposed Re-Election Contest

Justice Annette Ziegler First Won A Seat On The Court In 2007

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler – who was unopposed on Tuesday’s ballot – will serve another 10-year term on the court.

Ziegler, who announced in September that she would seek re-election, is part of the court’s 5-2 conservative majority. A former Washington County Judge, Ziegler first won her seat in 2007 when she defeated attorney Linda Clifford of Madison.

That election marked the beginning of big money in Wisconsin Supreme Court politics, especially among third-party groups.

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Most elections since have followed a similar trend, and while not all have been close, they’ve at least been contested. The fact Democrats did not field an opponent against Ziegler underscores the difficulty they’ve had defeating Republican-backed candidates for this officially nonpartisan office.

Ziegler was aggressively raising money and securing endorsements early in the race to scare off any challengers.