I am Administrative Law Judge CAROLINA STARK, and I ask for your vote on February 21st for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Branch 17. Circuit Court Judges make important decisions that affect our daily lives.
Decisions about divorces, criminal cases, children in protect services cases and civil law suits. Circuit Court Judges need experience making decisions based in the law and dedication to the community, and the judges should reflect our diverse community.
As an Administrative Law Judge for the last five years, I have proven experience conducting legal hearings and making impartial decisions based in the law. I have a reputation for being calm and fair in a high-volume and fast-paced workplace. I also have a lot of experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, including those who do not speak English fluently.
* Dedication to the Community
On election days I work as a bilingual chief poll worker, and I am a deputy voter registrar. I serve as a board member of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, and I lead the group’s voter education projects in the Hispanic Community.
I know my neighbors, and I actively participate in my neighborhood association. As a Commissioner for the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission by appointment of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, I have worked to increase diversity in both of the departments.
Before becoming an Administrative Law Judge, I worked as a criminal defense attorney, and I represented many low-income and many Spanish-speaking clients. My husband, Michael, worked as an attorney for the State Public Defender in Milwaukee for nine years.
* Reflect Our Diverse Community
I am a Latina, I speak Spanish fluently, and I am a first-generation college graduate. I have lived on 29th and State Streets in the City of Milwaukee for almost ten years. When I ride the bus to work, I get on the #31 bus on 29th and Highland. I am the only candidate in this race who lives in the City of Milwaukee. My Hispanic heritage and my urban living experience give me an important perspective about our community.
* The Best Choice for Judge
My candidacy gives the people a choice. The incumbent, Nelson Phillips, has only been in office since November of 2011, when he was appointed by Governor Walker.
FEBRUARY 21ST you can choose a judge with proven experience making impartial decisions based in the law, a judge with proven dedication to the community and a judge who reflects our diverse community by VOTING FOR CAROLINA STARK.
For more information, go to www.carolinastarkforjudge.com.