february 20th vote tim burns
February 20th, voters will head to the polls for the Supreme Court primary. The top two candidates will advance to the April 3rd general election.
Why is Tim running?
Tim is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court because all the income and wealth are going to the top 1%, while everyone else is working longer and harder for less and less. The inequity is astounding. We need to change the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Our rubber stamp court has been looking out for the wealthy and well connected while leaving everyday Wisconsinites behind.
Who is supporting Tim?
The first union endorsement of the race, American Federation of Teachers local 212, Our Wisconsin Revolution, Congressman Mark Pocan, Congressman Steve Kagen, Governor Martin Schreiber, Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, Judge JoAnn Kloppenburg, Senator Jennifer Shilling, County Executive Kathleen Falk and many others.
What is Tim's background?
As a Justice, Tim Burns will stand up for working families on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. While Tim's parents were forced out of high school due to poverty, they taught him the importance of hard work, fairness and equal opportunity. Tim believes that fair courts ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, not just the wealthy and the well-connected.
Tim has the right experience, qualifications and values to be Wisconsin's next Supreme Court Justice. Tim is one of America's leading attorneys in standing up to large insurance companies. Tim has been hired by major clients in three dozen states and ten foreign countries to handle their most sensitive issues. He has chaired the American Bar Association's committee on Fair and Impartial Courts, and serves on the national board of the American Constitution Society, an organization that focuses on constitutional issues.
Tim and his wife Pam, have chosen Middleton to raise their family. Married for over 20 years, they have three children.