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  • Ran for Office

Daniel KellyLast Updated: April 5, 2023



Insurrection Related Information

  • Election Denier

Previous Office(s) Held

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge

Executive Summary

Kelly is a former state Supreme Court justice who lost his seat in a 2020 election to liberal Jill Karofsky. He was appointed to the seat in 2016 by former Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican. He has remained tied to Trump allies through a plan that was intended to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state with the use of “fake electors.”

Previous Office(s) Held

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge


January 1, 2016 - August 1, 2020

Previously Ran for Office(s)

Ran for Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge in 2023

Press Coverage

  • OPINION: Daniel Kelly is a threat to democracy in Wisconsin

    Published on March 1, 2023 Read at Heartland Signal
  • Trump ally with ties to 'fake elector' scheme advances in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

    Published on February 21, 2023 Read at NBC News
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Kelly worked for Republican Party in 2020

    Published on February 20, 2023 Read at PBS Wisconsin

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