Appeals Court Chief Judge Neubauer files for Supreme court

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RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- The chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals has filed for candidacy to become a Supreme Court justice.

Judge Lisa Neubauer filed over 5,500 signatures on Thursday, and is the first candidate to file for the 2019 spring election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Neubauer has been on the appeals court for 10 years and has been chief judge since 2015. She was a litigation attorney for nearly two decades at Foley & Lardner before joining the appellate court and also served as a law clerk for Judge Barbara Crabb, then-Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin's western district.

Neubauer says she's been endorsed by more than 300 judges, 45 district attorneys and 20 sheriffs and that volunteers from every corner of the state collected signatures for her Supreme Court candidacy.