The two candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will meet for their only scheduled joint debate on Friday, March 22 in Madison. Incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and Marquette University law school professor Ed Fallone will meet for the debate that is being organized by the State Bar of Wisconsin and We the People/Wisconsin.
Tech Council President Tom Still is a co-founder of We the People/Wisconsin, the nation’s oldest, continuously operated civic journalism project, and a member of its board of directors.
The debate will take place before a live audience at the State Bar Center in Madison and will be moderated by Madison television anchor Eric Franke of WISC-TV. The one-hour debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. Limited audience seats are available.
Voters from around the state will also submit questions that may be asked of the candidates during the debate. To request an audience seat at the debate or to submit a potential debate question, email email@example.com for consideration. All email requests and questions must include a name and phone number for follow-up and confirmation.
The Supreme Court contest is the only statewide race on the April ballot. The winner will be elected to a 10-year term on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court.
“Small business issues are before the court on a regular basis, as well as issues related to research and technology,” Still said. “This is an opportunity to see how the candidates view the importance of such issues.”
The March 22 debate will be recorded for broadcast on WISC-TV prior to the April 2 election and will also be available online.