Job Description: The governor appoints judicial vacancies, but those appointments must run in a contested, partisan election in the next general election. If they are elected, they thereafter run in nanpartisan retention elections. In the Second Judicial District, only felony DWI and domestic violence cases are heard.
Term: Six years (no term limit)
None of the Second Judicial Court judges up for retention responsed to our questionnaire, but the League of Women Voters had more luck. To read judges’ responses to their questionnaire, download their entire guide or just the judicial portion here.
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