MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks says he won't run for a third term.
Crooks issued a statement Wednesday saying he won't seek re-election this spring. Joe Donald, a Milwaukee County circuit judge, and Joanne Kloppenburg and Rebecca Bradley, both state appellate judges, are all running for Crooks' seat. Bradley registered to run on Tuesday.
A Feb. 16 primary will narrow the field to two candidates. They'll advance to the general election on April 5.
Crooks, a 77-year-old former Brown County judge, won his first 10-year term on the high court in 1996 and won re-election in 2006. His current term ends on July 31.
He's one of seven Supreme Court justices. He's typically seen as a swing vote between the four-justice conservative majority and the two-justice liberal minority.