Something that caught my eye in Joel Winnig’s financial disclosures

Though I haven’t typically written about State Supreme Court elections in the past (instead deferring to the totally brilliant illusory tenant), I’ve taken a keen interest in the 2011 Supreme Court race, in large part because three of the four candidates have opted to vie for public financing of their campaigns. As the host of Drinking Liberally here in Milwaukee, I’ve had an opportunity to meet and speak with two of the candidates – Joel Winnig and JoAnne Kloppenburg – and while both candidates were impressive, Joel Winnig made it clear he’d be a progressive voice on the State Supreme Court.

However, a review of the financial disclosure documents submitted by each of the four candidates to the GAB showed Winnig owns between $5,000 and $50,000 worth of stock in both Exxon Mobil and Phillip Morris, neither of which I’d consider to be a socially responsible company:

JoelWinnig disclosure

I tried to reach Winnig’s campaign for comment on his ownership of significant amounts of stock in Exxon Mobil and Phillip Morris, but I have yet to receive any response.


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