Get out to vote Feb. 20

Our next voting opportunity is on Tuesday, Feb. 20. It is a primary for the Wisconsin State Supreme court justice candidates. There are three people running. I believe only two of them are worthy of your vote: Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Madison attorney Tim Burns. The top two vote-getters go on to the April 3 general election.

These two candidates are very different in many ways. At this time I am not 100% sure whom I am voting for yet. Dallet has prior judging experience and has done an excellent job of talking to various people across the state during her campaign. She does not advocate a particular political ideology. Burns, on the other hand, is unapologetically Progressive and directs voters to look at his record of standing up to large insurance companies during his career as an attorney.

There are some similarities. Both of these candidates would help balance out a very conservative-leaning Supreme Court and most likely would put a stop to the political rubber-stamping we have been seeing with current Supreme Court justices. Both Burns and Dallet have years of experience and are respected by their colleagues. To learn more about Dallet, please check out her Facebook page or website: To learn more about Burns, please check out his Facebook page or website:

The most important thing to remember is to make sure to vote on Feb. 20 and bring friends and family with you. We are so fortunate to have a voice, to have the ability to vote. We must use our voices and vote. Many people- soldiers, activists, average citizens- have died to ensure our freedoms and right to vote. Also, as one of my favorite presidents Abraham Lincoln said, “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

Abigail Lowery, DeForest

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