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Tim Burns files nomination papers for Wisconsin Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Burns for Wisconsin, Amanda Brink   
Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:20

tim-burnsIs running for the seat now held by Justice Michael Gableman, who has announced his retirement. Primary to be held February 20th, 2018 and will narrow the field to 2 in April.


MADISON, WI - Progressive candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Tim Burns filed his nomination papers for office yesterday to place his name on the spring ballot. Burns is running for the seat now held by Justice Michael Gableman, who has announced his retirement from the court. There are three candidates for the seat - Tim Burns, Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock. The primary will be held on February 20th, 2018 and will narrow the field to 2 candidates who will advance to the April 3rd general election.

The following is a statement from Tim Burns:

“I’m running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court because in the span of my adulthood, any equal opportunities for the children of people who struggle has disappeared in our country. It has been replaced by a system where most income and wealth goes to the top 1% and everyone else works longer and harder for less and less.

The inequity is astounding, and our rubber stamp Wisconsin Supreme Court is part of the problem. The courts are the final authority in this country, and ours has been looking out for corporations and special interests while leaving the rest of us, and our rights, behind.

I'm the progressive candidate in this race. I believe that women should be able to make their own healthcare decisions. I believe in the right to vote. I believe in strong workers movements and I believe that working people have been working longer and harder for less and less. I'm not going to apologize for those beliefs, and I'll be talking about them as I travel Wisconsin these next three months to meet with supporters.”

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Tim Burns is a partner at a law firm in Madison, WI. He is a former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Tim is licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. Tim's national practice focuses on making insurance companies live up to their obligations to their policyholders. Tim also serves on the national board of the American Constitution Society and he chaired the Fair and Impartial Courts Committee of the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section of the American Bar Association. Tim and his wife Pam, have chosen Middleton to raise their family. Married for over 20 years, they have three children.

 
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