CAIN OPPONENT “DECLINES” FORUM INVITATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2019
Contact:     cainforjudge@gmail.com

Cedarburg– Looking to the general election on April 2, voters seek meaningful information regarding the two candidates for Ozaukee Circuit Court Judge to make an informed decision at the polls.  Voters want to know whether the candidates hold the necessary experience and qualities to be a good judge: the knowledge of laws substantive and procedural, the integrity to apply the law as written, the ability to make decisions in a timely manner, and the temperament to preside with respect to all persons.

To offer voters an opportunity to hear from the candidates in person, the Ozaukee Bar Association asked both candidates to participate in a forum.  The forum was to have occurred during the two weeks prior to the general election.  

Steve Cain readily agreed to participate and made flexible his schedule to accommodate several dates.  However, the Ozaukee Bar Association ultimately advised that Steve’s opponent declined to participate notwithstanding the Ozaukee Bar Association proposing several dates over a two-week period.  

“It is shocking that my opponent declined the forum,” commented Steve Cain.  “It is expected that candidates participate in forums when running for elected positions.  This is like applying for a job where voters make the hiring decision.  Voters rely upon forums as the interview process where candidates answer questions about issues that matter most to voters.  Without a forum, voters of Ozaukee County are denied the opportunity to know who my opponent is and whether she has the experience necessary to be a good judge.  This is a true loss for voters of Ozaukee County.”

About Steve.  Cain has served as a municipal court judge for nearly 10 years and has practiced law in Ozaukee County for nearly 20 years.  He is an active community member having served as President of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association and Ozaukee County Bar Association. He resides in Cedarburg with his wife Heather and two sons.

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Judge Steve Cain endorsed by almost entire Ozaukee County legislative delegation

Cedarburg– After receiving almost 34% of the vote in February’s four-way Ozaukee County Circuit Court primary, Mid-Moraine Municipal Court Judge Steve Cain has received the endorsement of almost the entire legislative delegation representing the County. State Senators Alberta Darling and Duey Stroebel and State Representatives Dan Knodl and Rob Brooks have endorsed Steve in April’s election.  The four legislators and Steve offered the following statements:

“Steve’s experience as a municipal court judge and as a private practice attorney make him uniquely qualified to serve the people of Ozaukee County,” commented Senator Darling.  “Those qualifications and years of service to the Ozaukee County community and legal profession are unmatched.”

“There are far too many judges in the state who do not appreciate the principle of separation of powers,” noted Senator Stroebel.  “I am confident Steve will respect the role of the legislature as it makes policy determinations while vigorously applying the constitutional oversight that is the prerogative of the judiciary.  Steve understands the proper role of a judge – to declare what the law is, not what he wishes it to be.”

“As a former Ozaukee County Board Chairman, I appreciate the integral role circuit court judges play in addressing the opiate crisis that is afflicting far too many families,” stated Rep. Brooks.  “As a municipal court judge for over ten years, Steve is in a position to immediately contribute to ending this scourge.”

“Some candidates claim to have the right judicial philosophy and relevant experience, while others prove it by their actions,” observed Rep. Knodl.  “Steve fits the latter category – he is committed to a conservative judicial philosophy and has proven over almost twenty years in private practice he possesses the experience Ozaukee County voters demand in their judges.”

“I am thrilled to have the support of four of Ozaukee County’s most respected leaders,” said Steve Cain.  “Collectively, they have served the County honorably for decades. I am committed to serving as a humble servant of the law – one that respects their role as policy makers.  At the same time, I will not waiver in my responsibility to ensure that every legislative act comports with constitutional principles.”

About Steve. Cain has served as a municipal court judge for nearly 10 years and has practiced law in Ozaukee County for nearly 20 years.  He is an active community member having served as President of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association and Ozaukee County Bar Association.  He resides in Cedarburg with his wife Heather and two sons.

MUNICIPAL JUDGE STEVE CAIN RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT OF OZAUKEE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ADAM GEROL

Cedarburg– Mid-Moraine Municipal Court Judge Steve Cain announced the endorsement of Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol.  Gerol has served as District Attorney for almost ten years and is a resident of Mequon.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of Adam,” commented Cain.  “Adam is an outstanding District Attorney. Adam works tirelessly to keep Ozaukee County safe and is widely respected by the legal community.  Adam and I share a great respect for Ozaukee County and its justice system.”

“Steve Cain is an extremely fine lawyer, well versed in the real work we do in our courthouse,” stated District Attorney Gerol.  “He understands what’s important to the citizens of Ozaukee County, and has the knowledge, experience and acumen to be an outstanding circuit court judge.  I strongly endorse Steve.”

About Steve.  Cain has served as a municipal court judge for nearly 10 years and has practiced law in Ozaukee County for nearly 20 years.  He is an active community member having served as President of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association and Ozaukee County Bar Association.  He resides in Cedarburg with his wife Heather and two sons.

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MUNICIPAL JUDGE STEVE CAIN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR OZAUKEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT AND SUPPORT FROM JUDICIAL LEADERS

Cedarburg– Cedarburg resident and Mid Moraine Municipal Court Judge Steve Cain announces his candidacy for Ozaukee County Circuit Court.   Judge Cain has already secured the endorsements of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Daniel Kelly and Rebecca Bradley as well as incumbent Ozaukee County Judge Joe Voiland.  He looks forward to earning support from the legal community, law enforcement, and the citizens of the county.

Judge Cain offered the following statement:

“I am honored to announce my candidacy for Ozaukee County Circuit Court. It is my sincere hope that the citizens of Ozaukee County will recognize my service as a municipal judge, lawyer and active community member.  I am committed to running a race focused on the proper role of a judge – to apply the law as written, not as I wish it to be.  I am grateful for the early support of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Daniel Kelly and Rebecca Bradley.  I want to thank Judge Voiland for his service to our country, his service to the County the last six years, and his support of my candidacy.”

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly issued the following statement:

“I am pleased that Judge Steve Cain has chosen to pursue a position on the Ozaukee County Circuit Court.  Through his service as a municipal court judge, he has already demonstrated that he is a very capable jurist who will faithfully apply the law as written.  Along with Judge Voiland, I look forward to welcoming him to the bench.” 

About Steve.  Judge Cain has served as a municipal court judge for nearly 10 years and has practiced law in Ozaukee County for nearly 20 years.  He is an active community member having served as President of the Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary Club, Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association and Ozaukee County Bar Association.  He resides in Cedarburg with his wife Heather and two sons.

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