Eau Claire (WQOW) - Next Tuesday, voters will help whittle down the number of candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court from three down to two.
The candidates are Milwaukee Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet, Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock and Madison-area attorney Tim Burns.
Screnock took a break from the campaign trail to speak with News 18 Monday.
The race for the bench is officially non-partisan, but partisan lines have been drawn during the campaign. Burns declared himself a Democrat, and both he and Dallet have spoken at past Democratic conventions. Meanwhile, Screnock's campaign disclosed a $31,000 in-kind contribution from the Wisconsin Republican Party over the weekend.
"We welcome assistance from any groups that believe strongly in the rule of law and believe in a court that will interpret and apply that law as written," Screnock told News 18. "In this race, I've found assistance from the Republican Party in that they welcome those values and those goals. I don't think it should be surprising to anyone either, that although this is a non-partisan race, that voters oftentimes will look to parties for guidance."
Voters head to the polls February 20. The top two winners will then face off in the April general election.
For more information on this race, and other 2018 elections, visit our 'Your Voice, Your Vote' page.