Recall Petition Signer Loses Judgeship


A circuit court judge who signed the recall petition against Republican Governor Scott Walker has lost his job in GOP-dominated Ozaukee County.

It wasn’t the only issue in the Ozaukee County contest, but challenger Joe Voiland hammered away at incumbent Judge Thomas Wolfgram having signed the petition triggering the recall race against Scott Walker.Wolfgram argued he could still be an impartial judge, but in victory last night Voiland said voters questioned Wolfgram’s judgment.

“The Ozaukee County voters went out to vote for a judge and wanted someone who had exhibited good judgment,” he said.

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Voiland says he didn’t sign the recall petition, but declines to say he opposed the recall. Voiland just says he didn’t take part.Several Republican state lawmakers from the conservative county had endorsed Voiland’s campaign.Voiland is an attorney.He says he’ll be a public servant and will view cases fairly and impartially. Voiland thankedJudge Wolfgram’s for 19 years on the bench, and previous work as county district attorney.