2nd District Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn has announced his candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Hagedorn is running for the seat that will be vacated by Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s retirement in 2019. Justice Abrahamson announced in May she will not run for re-election after four terms on the bench. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer (also serving in the 2nd District) announced her candidacy for the seat in July.
Gov. Scott Walker appointed Hagedorn to the Court of Appeals in 2015. Hagedorn previously served as chief legal counsel to Walker, assistant attorney general to J.B. Van Hollen, and clerk for recently retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. Hagedorn was president of the Federalist Society at Northwestern Law School.
In addition to announcing his candidacy, Hagedorn received endorsements from Gableman and current Justices Rebecca Bradley and Daniel Kelly.