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    October 27, 2014

    Don't Miss It: State Bar Hosting Final Attorney General Candidate Debate This Week

    Susan Happ

    Susan Happ

    Brad Schimel

    Brad Schimel

    Oct. 27, 2014 – The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with WISC-TV and WisPolitics to host a debate between Wisconsin Attorney General candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel this Wed., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the State Bar Center in Madison.

    WISC-TV’s Eric Franke will moderate the debate, which will stream live at The debate will be televised three times on Sunday, Nov. 2, airing in the Madison area on WISC-TV at 10 a.m. and TVM at 1 p.m., and in the La Crosse area on WKBT-TV at 5 p.m. 

    Schimel is currently the District Attorney for Waukesha County. Happ is currently the District Attorney for Jefferson County. Both will debate before a live audience. 

    Audience seating for the debate is limite​d. To check seating availability, please call (800) 728-7788 or email In your email, please use "Attorney General Debate 2014" as your subject line and include the following information:​

    1. Name and guest name(s) ​

    2. State Bar ID number for you and your guest(s) (if applicable)

    3. Phone Number 

    4. Email Address

    If you are a journalist interested in covering the debate, or want more information about the event, contact State Bar Public Relations Coordinator Andrea Gage by email at or by phone at (608) 250-6025. A pre-debate reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.

    About the Candidates

    Brad Schimel graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1990. Upon graduation, he served as a prosecutor in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office. In 2006, he was elected as Waukesha County’s District Attorney. For more information about Schimel, visit his campaign webpage at​

    Susan Happ graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1998. Upon graduation, she practiced law for six years at Monogue & Witt S.C. before starting her own law practice in 2005. In 2008, Happ was elected Jefferson County District Attorney. For more information about Happ, visit her campaign webpage at

    Who, What, When, Where

    Who: Susan Happ and Brad Schimel 

    What: Wisconsin Attorney General Candidate Debate

    When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    • Pre-debate reception at 5:30 p.m.

    • Debate at 7:00 p.m.

    Where: State Bar Center, 5302 Eastpark Blvd., Madison ​

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