EXCLUSIVE: Judge Dorow Seriously Considering Supreme Court Run

By Dan O'Donnell

November 15, 2022

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow is very strongly considering a run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, sources tell "The Dan O'Donnell Show."

Dorow, 51, presided over the trial of Waukesha Parade Massacre killer Darrell Brooks, Jr., which ended earlier this month in Brooks' conviction on all 76 charges against him. Dorow was widely praised for the manner in which she kept Brooks, who served as his own attorney, from derailing the proceedings with near-constant interruptions and outbursts.

Multiple sources indicate that Dorow is weighing a run for the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Chief Justice Patience Roggensack. Former Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly, a conservative who lost a bid for re-election in 2020, and liberal Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protesasiewicz have already announced runs.

Dorow was appointed to the Waukesha County bench by Governor Scott Walker in 2011 and has won re-election twice. Sources say she will make a decision on a run after Brooks' sentencing hearing concludes Tuesday.

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