Elections update: Justice Abrahamson will not seek re-election

Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson released a statement announcing she will not seek reelection to her position in the April 2019 non-partisan election.  The former Chief Justice was the first woman to serve on the court when she was appointed in 1976.

She has been reelected to 10 year terms four times since then and her term expires on July 31, 2019.  It is not immediately clear who is interested in running for her seat on the court.

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In other news, nomination paper signatures for the fall general election are due by 5 p.m. on June 1, 2018.  That means, barring challenges, the fields for the August primaries and general elections will soon be set.  Races on this year’s ballot include elections for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator (odd-numbered districts) Representatives to the Assembly (all districts).  County offices up for election are Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner (where applicable).

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