It is Now Official: Prosser Wins

Having made a serious examination of both candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court, SF took the unusual step of encouraging readers to vote for Justice David Prosser. 

During this debate, SF asked its readers to consider the men and women wearing blue and brown uniforms—many of whom toil under difficult conditions—to keep the streets of Milwaukee and many other Wisconsin communities’ safe for all to enjoy.

SF cited Rick Sandoval’s endorsement of Justice Prosser, as it related to the shooting of his squad partner, Mike Lutz, as one significant reason to vote Prosser.

In turn, SF also called out those who would put “dollars over sense,” as, I believe, the Madison Professional Police Officers Association did when endorsing Prosser’s Green Party supporting opponent, Joanne Kloppenburg.

Today, it is official. Counted and certified, the voters of Wisconsin have reelected Justice Prosser to a ten-year term on the state supreme court by 7,316 votes.

It is now time for the Kloppenburg camp to concede defeat.

Clearly, Wisconsin is divided state politically.  Yet, when it comes to officer safety, the majority of voters got it and put a real pragmatist back on the bench.


Steve Spingola is an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective.

© Steve Spingola, Wales, WI, 2011

One Response

  1. Jon Osowski

    It’s a great win but a close win due to Walker’s overreach on issues that created such a stir and causes extreme liberals to get elected in all city county and state elections. A small steps program wasn’t in the Gov’s plan and he has to see the big picture, it almosted cost police and conservatives throughout the state. Having several cases ruled positively in the supreme court recently with Prosser’s opinion; I felt strongly on voting for him, and my last years on the job, Prosser will be on the job too.


    April 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

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