Protasiewicz, Kelly advance to Supreme Court general election


Janet Protasiewicz and Daniel Kelly advanced to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice race in April.

Advance-Titan staff

Janet Protasiewicz and Daniel Kelly will advance to the Wisconsin Supreme Court general election in April.

The two earned the most votes in Tuesday’s statewide primary. With 86% of the votes counted, the race was called with Protasiewicz having 402,848 votes, or 46.4% of votes cast and Daniel Kelly having 211,866 votes, or 24.4%.

The other two candidates —  Jennifer Dorrow, a Waukesha County Circuit Court judge, and Everett Mitchell, a Dane County Circuit Court judge — had 190,213 votes and 64,067 votes respectively, or 21.9% and 7.4% of total votes cast.

Protasiewicz, known as a left-wing candidate, is a family division judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Kelly, known as a right-wing candidate, is a former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice who was appointed by then-Gov. Scott Walker.