Evers Appoints State Rep. Chris Taylor To Circuit Court

Taylor To Replace Judge Jill Karofsky Who Is Joining The Wisconsin Supreme Court In August

Rep. Chris Taylor
Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, asks questions during a public hearing of the Joint Committee on Finance, held as part of an extraordinary lame-duck session of the legislature on Dec. 3, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. Taylor is one of the legislators sponsoring a 2020 bill to close a loophole that could allow Human Services to place children in the care of abusive relatives. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Democratic state Rep. Chris Taylor, of Madison, to the Dane County Circuit Court. She will replace Judge Jill Karofsky who is joining the Wisconsin Supreme Court in August.

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor announced the appointment on Thursday.

Taylor is one of the most liberal members of the Assembly, where she’s served since 2011. She announced in March that she was not running again for a seat in the Legislature.

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Taylor did not comment at the time about her reasons for leaving.

Taylor will join the circuit court on August 1, when Karofksy departs for the Supreme Court.