This Tuesday, April 1, is not just April Fool’s Day. It’s also Election Day in Wisconsin.
In the City of Milwaukee, there are only two competitive races on the ballot – and for most of the city, it’s just one.
If you live in the 15th Aldermanic District, recently vacated by Willie Hines, you will vote in a primary election.
But in most of the city, the only competitive election is for Judge in Branch 32.
In the race for Branch 32, LAURA GRAMLING PEREZ is the best choice.
Her campaign treasurer is well-known local attorney Christopher Ware.
He says, “Laura Gramling Perez is exactly what the people of Milwaukee County need on the circuit court.
She has a solid understanding of the law and the right leadership experience, and she’s committed to this community.”
Gramling Perez grew up in Milwaukee and graduated Rufus King High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Columbia University in New York and a law degree with honors at the University of Michigan.
She worked in the New York District Attorney’s office, and at a big firm in New York City.
She then chose to return home to Milwaukee, where her father Jim Gramling was the popular and respected chief judge in Municipal Court.
She first practiced law at Reinhart, Boerner, where she rose to become a shareholder and focused on complex business litigation.
But then, when the position came open after Judge Rebecca Dallet was elected in 2008, Gramling Perez left her lucrative corporate law practice and became the Presiding Court Commissioner.
As Milwaukee County’s Presiding Court Commissioner, she both oversees an office of 10 commissioners, including her opponent Cedric Cornwall, and conducts hearings and makes decisions from the bench.
Gramling Perez has earned the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Charles Dunn Award and the Association for Women Lawyers’ Pro Bono Award, and 30 percent more Milwaukee Bar Association members rated Laura qualified than her opponent
Those qualifications, plus her deep commitment to the community, including her service as Chair of Legal Services to the Indigent Committee, and her helping to found both the Marquette University Volunteer Legal Clinic and the Veterans Family Law Clinic, earn her our endorsement.
As former Common Council President Willie Hines says, “Laura’s experience and judgment is top-notch.
Milwaukee County needs strong, experienced leaders who will make our judicial system work better.
Laura is that person, and she is the right choice for Milwaukee County voters.”