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State Senate

State Senator, District 04

  • Senator Lena Taylor has been a reliably progressive voice in the state legislature over three terms in her seat. On issues such as funding public education, reproductive justice, and workers' rights, Taylor has been a consistent progressive voice. Taylor has also been an effective legislator, passing more than 100 bills. She is running unopposed.

    Lena Taylor

    Senator Lena Taylor has been a reliably progressive voice in the state legislature over three terms in her seat. On issues such as funding public education, reproductive justice, and workers' rights, Taylor has been a consistent progressive voice.

    Lena Taylor

    Senator Lena Taylor has been a reliably progressive voice in the state legislature over three terms in her seat. On issues such as funding public education, reproductive justice, and workers' rights, Taylor has been a consistent progressive voice.

State Senator, District 06

  • Former small business owner and union leader LaTonya Johnson is running for re-election to her second term in the State Senate. Johnson has been an advocate for working and low-income families in the Senate. Her top priorities include criminal justice reform, economic development in her Northwest Milwaukee District, health care access, and early childhood education. Johnson is a hardworking legislator that represents her constituents well. Her opponent, Republican Alciro Deacon, is endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life. She is the progressive choice in this race.

    LaTonya Johnson

    Former small business owner and union leader LaTonya Johnson is running for re-election to her second term in the State Senate. Johnson has been an advocate for working and low-income families in the Senate.

    LaTonya Johnson

    Former small business owner and union leader LaTonya Johnson is running for re-election to her second term in the State Senate. Johnson has been an advocate for working and low-income families in the Senate.

State Senator, District 08

  • Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure. He has expressed his support for science based approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Gov. Evers' mask mandate. His opponent, Alberta Darling, has been instrumental in suppressing progressive priorities as the powerful Co-Chair of the Joint Finance Committee. With her hold on the Wisconsin's purse strings, she has done the bidding of monied special interests. She has supported voter suppression, opposed Badgercare expansion, and declined to adequately fund for public schools. In her time as an elected official, she has become far more conservative on choice and gun violence prevention, following her party to the right. She is partially responsible for Republican inaction during the ongoing pandemic and called for the legislature to reconvene to strike down Governor Evers' mask mandate. Plotkin is the more progressive choice.

    Neal Plotkin

    Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure.

    Neal Plotkin

    Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure.

State Senator, District 10

  • Patty Schachtner is running for re-election after winning a special election in 2018. Schachtner has worked in healthcare for decades and backs a law to guarantee people can get coverage if they have a pre-existing condition. As a Senator, she has also worked to support efforts to improve access to healthcare in rural areas. She got her EMT certificate from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and knows that college isn't for everyone, and she is committed to adding more skills training classes in our high schools and technical colleges to help Wisconsin students add skills and get better jobs. Her opponent, Republican Assembly Member Rob Stafsholt is very conservative. He is anti-choice, pro-vouchers, and a shill for big business. Stafsholt voted repeatedly to let health insurers deny coverage to people for pre-existing conditions in Wisconsin and to allow insurance companies to charge people more for a pre-existing condition if they lose their insurance. He also voted to give FoxConn up to three billion dollars in Wisconsin taxpayer money. Schachtner is the more progressive choice.

    Patty Schachtner

    Patty Schachtner is running for re-election after winning a special election in 2018. Schachtner has worked in healthcare for decades and backs a law to guarantee people can get coverage if they have a pre-existing condition.

    Patty Schachtner

    Patty Schachtner is running for re-election after winning a special election in 2018. Schachtner has worked in healthcare for decades and backs a law to guarantee people can get coverage if they have a pre-existing condition.

State Senator, District 16

  • Melissa Sargent has served as the 48th District Assembly Member for 7 years and is seeking election to the Senate. Sargent's priorities include building more affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and public transit, and protecting natural resources. She is the author of universal background check legislation, minimum wage increase legislation, and more. Her opponent is Scott Barker, a Republican that opposes common sense gun reform laws. Sargent is the progressive choice in this race.

    Melissa Sargent

    Melissa Sargent has served as the 48th District Assembly Member for 7 years and is seeking election to the Senate. Sargent's priorities include building more affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and public transit, and protecting natural resources.

    Melissa Sargent

    Melissa Sargent has served as the 48th District Assembly Member for 7 years and is seeking election to the Senate. Sargent's priorities include building more affordable housing, raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and public transit, and protecting natural resources.

State Senator, District 18

  • Aaron Wojciechowski is an educator and local elected official whose priorities are supporting small businesses, quality public education, creating a public-option for healthcare coverage, and investing in infrastructure. He also favors criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization. If elected, he would be the first Latinx person elected to the Wisconsin State Senate. His opponent, incumbent Dan Feyen is anti-choice and against common sense gun violence prevention. Wojciechowski is the progressive choice.

    Aaron Wojciechowski

    Aaron Wojciechowski is an educator and local elected official whose priorities are supporting small businesses, quality public education, creating a public-option for healthcare coverage, and investing in infrastructure. He also favors criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization.

    Aaron Wojciechowski

    Aaron Wojciechowski is an educator and local elected official whose priorities are supporting small businesses, quality public education, creating a public-option for healthcare coverage, and investing in infrastructure. He also favors criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization.

State Senator, District 24

  • Paul Piotrowski is a decorated former Navy officer who served his home of Stevens Point for over 26 years, most recently as City Clerk. He’ll put the middle class first in the economic response to coronavirus and work to get help for working families and small businesses that are struggling here at home. Piotrowski worked a good blue-collar job and gets that college might not be for everyone, but a good-paying job should be. He'll also fight to expand access to affordable health care and protect people with pre-existing conditions from losing their health care. His opponent, first term Senator Pat Testin supported giving up to three billion dollars in corporate giveaways to FoxConn. After accepting campaign donations from health insurance PACs, he single-handedly blocked protections for pre-existing conditions from passing the State Senate. Testin would ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood. He has actively opposed the state’s Safer-at-Home order and backed the lawsuit to prematurely end it while cases of coronavirus were still growing. Piotrowski is the progressive choice.

    Paul Piotrowski

    Paul Piotrowski is a decorated former Navy officer who served his home of Stevens Point for over 26 years, most recently as City Clerk.

    Paul Piotrowski

    Paul Piotrowski is a decorated former Navy officer who served his home of Stevens Point for over 26 years, most recently as City Clerk.

State Senator, District 26

  • Democrat Kelda Roys is unopposed. A former Assembly member, she has extensive proposals on a number of issues from Education, Housing, and Healthcare to Disability Rights, Ending Police Brutality, and supporting dairy farms. Roys believes in Badgercare for All, a Green New Deal for Wisconsin, and the legalization of Marijuana, among many other policies. Roys is a progressive choice.

    Kelda Roys

    Democrat Kelda Roys is unopposed. A former Assembly member, she has extensive proposals on a number of issues from Education, Housing, and Healthcare to Disability Rights, Ending Police Brutality, and supporting dairy farms.

    Kelda Roys

    Democrat Kelda Roys is unopposed. A former Assembly member, she has extensive proposals on a number of issues from Education, Housing, and Healthcare to Disability Rights, Ending Police Brutality, and supporting dairy farms.

State Senator, District 30

  • Jonathon Hansen is running to replace the retiring Democratic incumbent, Dave Hansen. He currently serves as a DePere Alderman. Jonathon comes from a blue-collar family and worked at grocery stores and Walmart before he was a teacher. He’ll invest in technical college and job training. He says we need to hold polluters to account, especially when it comes to toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in our water. Hansen will also fight for better, more affordable health care for Wisconsinites including expanding BadgerCare and guaranteeing insurers can’t drop coverage when people get sick. His opponent, Eric Wimberger. Wimberger is an opponent of reproductive choice and favors taxpayer funded private school vouchers. He has been endorsed and partially funded by the NRA in his previous run for the Senate. Jonathon Hansen is the progressive candidate in this race.

    Jonathan Hansen

    Jonathon Hansen is running to replace the retiring Democratic incumbent, Dave Hansen. He currently serves as a DePere Alderman. Jonathon comes from a blue-collar family and worked at grocery stores and Walmart before he was a teacher. He’ll invest in technical college and job training.

    Jonathan Hansen

    Jonathon Hansen is running to replace the retiring Democratic incumbent, Dave Hansen. He currently serves as a DePere Alderman. Jonathon comes from a blue-collar family and worked at grocery stores and Walmart before he was a teacher. He’ll invest in technical college and job training.

State Senator, District 32

  • Brad Pfaff grew up on a dairy farm in Western Wisconsin and continues to farm today. He has a son with diabetes, protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and getting the cost of drugs like insulin down are personal for him. Pfaff knows there are many people willing to work hard but who college isn’t the right path for. He’ll push for funding to bring more job training programs and invest in technical colleges. Pfaff is pro-choice and has called for more investment in education. Republican candidate Dan Kapanke served in the Senate before being recalled in 2011. His tenure was marked by votes that favored his corporate donors. He has also been a subject of multiple ethics scandals, including using taxpayer resources to staff a campaign event and using money from a charity foundation to pay down personal debts. Kapanke has voted for corporate tax cuts and defunding BadgerCare and supported repealing the law that protects people with pre-existing conditions.  He also favors repealing the Affordable Care Act. He is anti-choice and has been endorsed by right wing groups that want to outlaw abortion. Brad Pfaff is more progressive than Dan Kapanke.

    Brad Pfaff

    Brad Pfaff grew up on a dairy farm in Western Wisconsin and continues to farm today. He has a son with diabetes, protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and getting the cost of drugs like insulin down are personal for him.

    Brad Pfaff

    Brad Pfaff grew up on a dairy farm in Western Wisconsin and continues to farm today. He has a son with diabetes, protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and getting the cost of drugs like insulin down are personal for him.

State Assembly

State Representative, District 03

  • As the parent of two children with autism who rely on BadgerCare, Emily Voight found that when she needed assistance, her state representative was dismissive and unhelpful. She has decided to run for the office herself. Voight is in favor of expanding BadgerCare, raising the minimum wage, and nonpartisan redistricting. She believes that the Assembly should be listening to science and taking action in response to the pandemic. Her opponent, Ron Tusler, most recently made the news for posting a racist meme. Tusler is also endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion, and has consistently supported legislation that limits access to reproductive care. Voight is the more progressive choice.

    Emily Voight

    As the parent of two children with autism who rely on BadgerCare, Emily Voight found that when she needed assistance, her state representative was dismissive and unhelpful. She has decided to run for the office herself.

    Emily Voight

    As the parent of two children with autism who rely on BadgerCare, Emily Voight found that when she needed assistance, her state representative was dismissive and unhelpful. She has decided to run for the office herself.

State Representative, District 07

  • Daniel Riemer is running unopposed. Nevertheless, he is the progressive choice in this race. First elected to the Assembly in 2012, Riemer has been a vocal advocate for BadgerCare expansion and a science-based response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Daniel Riemer

    Daniel Riemer is running unopposed. Nevertheless, he is the progressive choice in this race. First elected to the Assembly in 2012, Riemer has been a vocal advocate for BadgerCare expansion and a science-based response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Daniel Riemer

    Daniel Riemer is running unopposed. Nevertheless, he is the progressive choice in this race. First elected to the Assembly in 2012, Riemer has been a vocal advocate for BadgerCare expansion and a science-based response to the coronavirus pandemic.

State Representative, District 09

  • Incumbent Marisabel Cabrera is an immigration lawyer and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Latino Caucus. She is an advocare for progressive values, including the fight for affordable health care and a living wage. She will stand up for the rights of marginalized communities and advocate for sustainable environmental policy.  Her opponent is Republican candidate Veronica Diaz. Cabrera is the progressive choice.

    Marisabel Cabrera

    Incumbent Marisabel Cabrera is an immigration lawyer and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Latino Caucus. She is an advocare for progressive values, including the fight for affordable health care and a living wage.

    Marisabel Cabrera

    Incumbent Marisabel Cabrera is an immigration lawyer and former Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Latino Caucus. She is an advocare for progressive values, including the fight for affordable health care and a living wage.

State Representative, District 10

  • Assemblyman David Bowen is running unopposed. Nevertheless, he is the progressive choice. Bowen has been a mainstay of the Black Lives Matter protests and has been an organizer since before he became an elected official. He is a strong advocate for racial justice and violence prevention, among other progressive issues.

    David Bowen

    Assemblyman David Bowen is running unopposed. Nevertheless, he is the progressive choice. Bowen has been a mainstay of the Black Lives Matter protests and has been an organizer since before he became an elected official.

    David Bowen

    Assemblyman David Bowen is running unopposed. Nevertheless, he is the progressive choice. Bowen has been a mainstay of the Black Lives Matter protests and has been an organizer since before he became an elected official.

State Representative, District 12

  • Assemblywoman LaKeshia Myers is running for her second term as the Assembly Rep for the 12th District. The former educator prides herself on her constituent services and has worked towards lowering prescription drug prices and expanding opportunities for student teachers while serving in the Assembly. Improving healthcare, investing in education, and addressing gun violence are among the issues that she intends to continue fighting for. Her Republican opponent, Ozell Cox, is a strong supporter of taxpayer funded school vouchers and is anti-choice. Myers is the progressive choice in this race.

    LaKeshia Myers

    Assemblywoman LaKeshia Myers is running for her second term as the Assembly Rep for the 12th District.

    LaKeshia Myers

    Assemblywoman LaKeshia Myers is running for her second term as the Assembly Rep for the 12th District.

State Representative, District 13

  • Nurse, Healthcare Executive, and former CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officer Sara Rodriguez is running for Assembly on a platform of making healthcare more affordable and accessible, adequately funding public schools, and managing the economic reopening safely. Rodriguez decided to run when she saw residents of her community forced to choose between voting and risking their health in the April election. Rodriguez is a public health expert who will put community health ahead of profit. Her opponent, incumbent Rob Hutton, lists taxpayer funded private school vouchers and shrinking state government among his top priorities. Hutton is also anti-choice. Rodriguez is the progressive choice.

    Sara Rodriguez

    Nurse, Healthcare Executive, and former CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officer Sara Rodriguez is running for Assembly on a platform of making healthcare more affordable and accessible, adequately funding public schools, and managing the economic reopening safely.

    Sara Rodriguez

    Nurse, Healthcare Executive, and former CDC Epidemic Intelligence Officer Sara Rodriguez is running for Assembly on a platform of making healthcare more affordable and accessible, adequately funding public schools, and managing the economic reopening safely.

State Representative, District 14

  • Robyn Vining is running for her second term in the State Assembly. Vining lists affordable healthcare, gun sense legislation, and nonpartisan redistricting as among her top priorities. She has been a leader when it comes to COVID-19 response, introducing and advocating for the Healthcare Heroes Act, which would provide hazard pay, paid sick leave, and healthcare coverage to frontline healthcare workers. Her opponent, Bonnie Lee, is an advocate of taxpayer funded private school vouchers, gun rights proponent, and fiscal conservative. She has been endorsed by right wing politicians and groups such as Scott Walker, Wisconsin Right to Life, the NRA, and Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin. Robyn Vining is the more progressive choice.

    Robyn Vining

    Robyn Vining is running for her second term in the State Assembly. Vining lists affordable healthcare, gun sense legislation, and nonpartisan redistricting as among her top priorities.

    Robyn Vining

    Robyn Vining is running for her second term in the State Assembly. Vining lists affordable healthcare, gun sense legislation, and nonpartisan redistricting as among her top priorities.

State Representative, District 15

  • Jessica Katzenmeyer is a labor leader, activist, and rideshare driver. If elected, she would be the first transgender Assembly Member in Wisconsin history. Her campaign is focused on reducing the cost of healthcare and ensuring that no Wisconsinite has to incur significant debt to access life-saving care. She is also an advocate for a livable wage and voting rights. Incumbent Joe Sanfelippo has pushed a "tough on crime" approach and worked to make reproductive healthcare more difficult to access. Jessica Katzenmeyer is the progressive choice in this race.

    Jessica Katzenmeyer

    Jessica Katzenmeyer is a labor leader, activist, and rideshare driver. If elected, she would be the first transgender Assembly Member in Wisconsin history.

    Jessica Katzenmeyer

    Jessica Katzenmeyer is a labor leader, activist, and rideshare driver. If elected, she would be the first transgender Assembly Member in Wisconsin history.

State Representative, District 16

  • At 21, Kalan Haywood is among the youngest legislators in the country. He is running for re-election to his second term. In his first term, he introduced legislation on ballot access, affordable housing, property tax relief, and supporting small businesses. Haywood is running unopposed and is a progressive choice.

    Kalan Haywood

    At 21, Kalan Haywood is among the youngest legislators in the country. He is running for re-election to his second term. In his first term, he introduced legislation on ballot access, affordable housing, property tax relief, and supporting small businesses.

    Kalan Haywood

    At 21, Kalan Haywood is among the youngest legislators in the country. He is running for re-election to his second term. In his first term, he introduced legislation on ballot access, affordable housing, property tax relief, and supporting small businesses.

State Representative, District 18

  • A former public defender and law professor, Evan Goyke has been an effective progressive on many issues in his time in the legislature. He has introduced multiple pieces of legislation on prison reform and other criminal justice reform issues. While ending mass incarceration is the issue he has been most active on, he is also an advocate for reinvesting in his community when it comes to healthcare, housing and education. Goyke does not have a Republican challenger. Nevertheless, he is a progressive choice.

    Evan Goyke

    A former public defender and law professor, Evan Goyke has been an effective progressive on many issues in his time in the legislature. He has introduced multiple pieces of legislation on prison reform and other criminal justice reform issues.

    Evan Goyke

    A former public defender and law professor, Evan Goyke has been an effective progressive on many issues in his time in the legislature. He has introduced multiple pieces of legislation on prison reform and other criminal justice reform issues.

State Representative, District 19

  • Assemblyman Jonathan Brostoff, running for re-election to his 4th term as the 19th District's Assembly Representative, has been a committed progressive throughout his time in the legislature. His priorities are disability advocacy, Hmong rights, the rights of the incarcerated, public education, mental health care support, and Deaf and hard of hearing issues. Brostoff has also been a prominent supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and has been a strong advocate for additional COVID relief. His opponent is Republican candidate Helmut Fritz. Brostoff is the progressive choice.

    Jonathan Brostoff

    Assemblyman Jonathan Brostoff, running for re-election to his 4th term as the 19th District's Assembly Representative, has been a committed progressive throughout his time in the legislature.

    Jonathan Brostoff

    Assemblyman Jonathan Brostoff, running for re-election to his 4th term as the 19th District's Assembly Representative, has been a committed progressive throughout his time in the legislature.

State Representative, District 20

  • Assemblywoman Christine Sinicki has been serving in the legislature since 1999 and has been a progressive advocate on many occasions. Sinicki supports a woman's right to choose, public education, and raising the minimum wage. Sinicki is running unopposed and is the progressive choice.

    Christine Sinicki

    Assemblywoman Christine Sinicki has been serving in the legislature since 1999 and has been a progressive advocate on many occasions. Sinicki supports a woman's right to choose, public education, and raising the minimum wage. Sinicki is running unopposed and is the progressive choice.

    Christine Sinicki

    Assemblywoman Christine Sinicki has been serving in the legislature since 1999 and has been a progressive advocate on many occasions. Sinicki supports a woman's right to choose, public education, and raising the minimum wage. Sinicki is running unopposed and is the progressive choice.

State Representative, District 23

  • Deb Andraca is a teacher and community volunteer who has been raising her family in the district for the past 17 years. Although Andraca has some previous political experience working at the Environmental Law and Policy Center in the 1990s, she became involved in local politics as a volunteer for Moms Demand Action and was inspired to run for Assembly when current Assembly member Jim Ott refused to support universal background checks. During her campaign, Andraca has been an advocate for action on climate change, BadgerCare expansion and public education. Her opponent, Assembly Member Jim Ott, is a reliable vote for just about anything that Republicans propose. Ott has supported every GOP budget, including Governor Walker’s infamous 2011 budget that slashed public education and healthcare. He does not believe that climate change is real, votes against reproductive choice, consistently favors corporate subsidies, including the Foxconn incentives, and votes against labor on every important issue. Deb Andraca is the progressive choice.

    Deb Andraca

    Deb Andraca is a teacher and community volunteer who has been raising her family in the district for the past 17 years.

    Deb Andraca

    Deb Andraca is a teacher and community volunteer who has been raising her family in the district for the past 17 years.

State Representative, District 24

  • Emily Siegrist is a nurse, veteran, teacher, and mother who is running on her passions for issues like healthcare, education, veterans issues, and the environment. She is in favor of fully funding public education, supporting veterans' transitions to civilian life, improving infrastructure, and protecting the environment. Incumbent Assemblyman Daniel Knodl, who is pursuing another term, is anti-choice and has furthered mass incarceration and broken windows policing through his pursuit of "tougher on crime" policies. Siegrist is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Emily Siegrist

    Emily Siegrist is a nurse, veteran, teacher, and mother who is running on her passions for issues like healthcare, education, veterans issues, and the environment.

    Emily Siegrist

    Emily Siegrist is a nurse, veteran, teacher, and mother who is running on her passions for issues like healthcare, education, veterans issues, and the environment.

State Representative, District 26

  • Retired tenant's rights lawyer and local elected official Mary Lynne Donohue would be a progressive legislator in the Assembly. The top issue that is driving Donohue's campaign is fair maps and the end of gerrymandering. She is also in favor of legalizing marijuana and ending mass incarceration. Donohue supports expanding Medicaid and would like to see more action from the WI legislature on coronavirus relief. Incumbent Assemblyman Katsma's top priorities include lowering taxes and opposing a woman's right to choose. Katsma is also endorsed by the NRA. Donohue is the progressive choice in this race.

    Mary Lynne Donohue

    Retired tenant's rights lawyer and local elected official Mary Lynne Donohue would be a progressive legislator in the Assembly. The top issue that is driving Donohue's campaign is fair maps and the end of gerrymandering. She is also in favor of legalizing marijuana and ending mass incarceration.

    Mary Lynne Donohue

    Retired tenant's rights lawyer and local elected official Mary Lynne Donohue would be a progressive legislator in the Assembly. The top issue that is driving Donohue's campaign is fair maps and the end of gerrymandering. She is also in favor of legalizing marijuana and ending mass incarceration.

State Representative, District 42

  • Nurse and Army veteran Melisa Arndt is running to unseat incumbent Republican Jon Plumer. Arndt is the Wisconsin chapter leader of Free Mom Hugs, an organization that affirms and supports LGBTQ+ children. She supports affordable healthcare, clean water, and nonpartisan redistricting. Jon Plumer's stated policy positions are ambiguous--indeed, when he first announced his run for the Assembly he forgot to mention that he was a Republican. Although Plumer fails to publicize it, he has served as a consistent conservative vote as a member of the Legisature. Arndt is the progressive choice.

    Melisa Arndt

    Nurse and Army veteran Melisa Arndt is running to unseat incumbent Republican Jon Plumer. Arndt is the Wisconsin chapter leader of Free Mom Hugs, an organization that affirms and supports LGBTQ+ children. She supports affordable healthcare, clean water, and nonpartisan redistricting.

    Melisa Arndt

    Nurse and Army veteran Melisa Arndt is running to unseat incumbent Republican Jon Plumer. Arndt is the Wisconsin chapter leader of Free Mom Hugs, an organization that affirms and supports LGBTQ+ children. She supports affordable healthcare, clean water, and nonpartisan redistricting.

State Representative, District 43

  • Longtime educator Don Vruwink is running for re-election to his third term in the Assembly. Vruwink has been a leader in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting and an advocate for fair compensation for teachers. Vruwink supports a worker's right to join a union and collectively bargain and sees the creation of family sustaining jobs as a top priority. He is being challenged by Republican Beth Drew, whose principles include limited government and family. Drew has not released more specific policy positions. Vruwink is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Don Vruwink

    Longtime educator Don Vruwink is running for re-election to his third term in the Assembly. Vruwink has been a leader in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting and an advocate for fair compensation for teachers.

    Don Vruwink

    Longtime educator Don Vruwink is running for re-election to his third term in the Assembly. Vruwink has been a leader in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting and an advocate for fair compensation for teachers.

State Representative, District 44

  • Sue Conley is running to represent Janesville, a city she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Her top priorities include nonpartisan redistricting, a "housing-first" homelessness approach, allowing vote-by-mail, and expanding Medicaid. Her opponent, Republican candidate DuWayne Severson, was endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, an extreme group that wants to ban abortion. Conley is the most progressive candidate in this race.

    Sue Conley

    Sue Conley is running to represent Janesville, a city she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Her top priorities include nonpartisan redistricting, a "housing-first" homelessness approach, allowing vote-by-mail, and expanding Medicaid.

    Sue Conley

    Sue Conley is running to represent Janesville, a city she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Her top priorities include nonpartisan redistricting, a "housing-first" homelessness approach, allowing vote-by-mail, and expanding Medicaid.

State Representative, District 45

  • Assemblyman Mark Spreitzer has made nonpartisan redistricting one of his top issues as a Representative of the 45th District; it was the first bill he ever introduced. He has also advocated for updates to marriage and family laws to ensure that gay and lesbian couples have access to the same rights as straight couples. He supports expanding broadband access, disability rights, and a science-based response to the pandemic. Spreitzer was one of the authors of the Healthcare Heroes Act, which provides hazard pay, paid medical leave, and free COVID-19 testing and treatment for frontline healthcare workers. His opponent, Republican Tawny Gustina is opposed to common sense gun violence prevention laws. Spreitzer is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Mark Spreitzer

    Assemblyman Mark Spreitzer has made nonpartisan redistricting one of his top issues as a Representative of the 45th District; it was the first bill he ever introduced.

    Mark Spreitzer

    Assemblyman Mark Spreitzer has made nonpartisan redistricting one of his top issues as a Representative of the 45th District; it was the first bill he ever introduced.

State Representative, District 46

  • Gary Hebl is running for a sixth term in the Assembly. The lawyer and small business owner has advocated for nonpartisan redistricting, Medicaid expansion, common-sense gun violence prevention laws, protecting the environment, and publicly financed elections. His opponent, Terry Lyon, is anti-choice, opposes welfare, and is against gun violence prevention laws. He also called upon the state legislature to overturn Governor Evers' mask mandate. Hebl is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Gary Hebl

    Gary Hebl is running for a sixth term in the Assembly. The lawyer and small business owner has advocated for nonpartisan redistricting, Medicaid expansion, common-sense gun violence prevention laws, protecting the environment, and publicly financed elections.

    Gary Hebl

    Gary Hebl is running for a sixth term in the Assembly. The lawyer and small business owner has advocated for nonpartisan redistricting, Medicaid expansion, common-sense gun violence prevention laws, protecting the environment, and publicly financed elections.

State Representative, District 47

  • Representative Jimmy Anderson began his career as a lawyer. He was an advocate for safe driving and the victims of drunk driving accidents. In the Legislature, he has been a progressive voice on a variety of issues. Anderson believes in transparent government, a clean environment, and a well-funded educational system. He has introduced legislation to address gun violence, cap insulin prices, and strengthen environmental regulations. Anderson has also been a vocal advocate for Medicaid expansion. Anderson is the progressive choice in this race.

    Jimmy Anderson

    Representative Jimmy Anderson began his career as a lawyer. He was an advocate for safe driving and the victims of drunk driving accidents. In the Legislature, he has been a progressive voice on a variety of issues.

    Jimmy Anderson

    Representative Jimmy Anderson began his career as a lawyer. He was an advocate for safe driving and the victims of drunk driving accidents. In the Legislature, he has been a progressive voice on a variety of issues.

State Representative, District 51

  • Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues. She believes we must expand BadgerCare in Wisconsin so that our rural hospitals, which are struggling desperately as a result of the pandemic, can be reimbursed adequately for services provided to the poor and the elderly. Marion will fight to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and to bring down skyrocketing prescription prices.She is committed to environmental protection and was named whistleblower of the year for her efforts on the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to ensure the release of studies on groundwater pollution that other politicians were trying to hide from the press and the public. Her opponent, incumbent Todd Novak, has branded himself as an independent legislator. However, he rarely bucks his party when it counts and holds a number of extremely conservative positions. He has voted for Republican budgets, favors private school vouchers, and voted for making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Novak has taken big contributions from out-of-state pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies, and voted against capping the price of insulin. Novak has also abused his position as mayor of Dodgeville. Three sources claim that Novak was drunk at a local event and after being warned he shouldn't drive home said, "It doesn't matter because I have a Mayoral Pass. I won't get into trouble." Kriss Marion is the progressive choice.

    Kriss Marion

    Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues.

    Kriss Marion

    Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues.

State Representative, District 54

  • Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz is up for his eighth term in the Assembly. He has been a leader in pushing back on Robin Vos and Scott Walker throughout his years in office. Hintz has been outpsoken in seeking to crack down on the predatory payday lending industry and reducing student loan debt. Elected Assembly Democratic leader by his colleagues in 2017, he's continued to advance progressive policy like expanding access to affordable health care, investing in public education, addressing climate change, ending partisan gerrymandering of state legislative districts, and protecting worker rights. Republican Donnie Herman is Hintz's opponent. Hintz is the progressive choice in this race.

    Gordon Hintz

    Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz is up for his eighth term in the Assembly. He has been a leader in pushing back on Robin Vos and Scott Walker throughout his years in office. Hintz has been outpsoken in seeking to crack down on the predatory payday lending industry and reducing student loan debt.

    Gordon Hintz

    Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz is up for his eighth term in the Assembly. He has been a leader in pushing back on Robin Vos and Scott Walker throughout his years in office. Hintz has been outpsoken in seeking to crack down on the predatory payday lending industry and reducing student loan debt.

State Representative, District 57

  • Lee Snodgrass believes that every Wisconsinite should have access to affordable healthcare and supports Medicaid expansion and defending the Affordable Care Act. She supports restoring local school funding, holding private schools that receive publicly funded vouchers to higher standards, and investing in technical colleges. Snodgrass believes in marijuana legalization, nonpartisan redistricting, sustainable funding for roads and bridges, universal background checks, and a woman's right to choose. She also favors supporting working families through paid family leave and minimum wage standards. Her opponent, Eric Beach, is anti-choice, opposed to the mask mandates, and opposed to common-sense gun laws. Snodgrass is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Lee Snodgrass

    Lee Snodgrass believes that every Wisconsinite should have access to affordable healthcare and supports Medicaid expansion and defending the Affordable Care Act.

    Lee Snodgrass

    Lee Snodgrass believes that every Wisconsinite should have access to affordable healthcare and supports Medicaid expansion and defending the Affordable Care Act.

State Representative, District 64

  • Assemblyman Tip McGuire has helped introduce multiple pieces of important progressive legislation in his first term. He was one of the co-sponsors of the Healthcare Heroes Act, which would provide paid sick leave, hazard pay, and no-cost COVID-19 healthcare coverage for frontline healthcare workers. His first piece of legislation as an Assembly member was to close the Dark Store Loophole. Medicaid expansion has also been a top priority for McGuire. He has proposed legislation providing funding for police body cameras, addressing unemployment disbursement issues, and providing loans for homeowners to prevent eviction. His opponent is Republican candidate Ed Hibsch. McGuire is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Tip McGuire

    Assemblyman Tip McGuire has helped introduce multiple pieces of important progressive legislation in his first term.

    Tip McGuire

    Assemblyman Tip McGuire has helped introduce multiple pieces of important progressive legislation in his first term.

State Representative, District 65

  • Democrat

    Tod Ohnstad

  • Tod Ohnstad was elected to represent workers at AMC/Chrysler for the UAW for 25 years and has since been elected to represent the citizens of the 65th District for 8 years. His priorities are healthcare, education, and tax fairness. He has sponsored bills on those issues and others, including LGBTQ+ rights, environmental protection, criminal justice, and union rights. His opponent is Republican challenger Crystal Miller.  Ohnstad is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Tod Ohnstad

    Tod Ohnstad was elected to represent workers at AMC/Chrysler for the UAW for 25 years and has since been elected to represent the citizens of the 65th District for 8 years. His priorities are healthcare, education, and tax fairness.

    Tod Ohnstad

    Tod Ohnstad was elected to represent workers at AMC/Chrysler for the UAW for 25 years and has since been elected to represent the citizens of the 65th District for 8 years. His priorities are healthcare, education, and tax fairness.

State Representative, District 66

  • Greta Neubauer has been working in progressive politics for over a decade and is completing her first term in the Assembly. She has pushed for increased access to affordable healthcare and programs to reduce racial disparities in healthcare. She has authored legislation on job creation, democracy strengthening reforms, and climate change. Neubauer was recognized by WI Conservation Votes for the Forward on Climate bill package that she collaborated on with Rep. David Crowley. Her opponent, Will Leverson, was endorsed by WI Right to Life, an organization that wants to ban abortion. Neubauer is the progressive choice in this race.

    Greta Neubauer

    Greta Neubauer has been working in progressive politics for over a decade and is completing her first term in the Assembly. She has pushed for increased access to affordable healthcare and programs to reduce racial disparities in healthcare.

    Greta Neubauer

    Greta Neubauer has been working in progressive politics for over a decade and is completing her first term in the Assembly. She has pushed for increased access to affordable healthcare and programs to reduce racial disparities in healthcare.

State Representative, District 69

  • Democrat Brian Giles is running on a progressive platform that emphasizes democracy reform, and the health and safety of Wisconsinites. He supports a shift to entirely mail-in voting, independent nonpartisan redistricting, and getting big money out of politics. He also supports a $15/hour minimum wage, universal background checks on all gun sales, expanding BadgerCare, and legalizing marijuana. He is running against Republican Donna Rozar, who is endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin and says she has been active in the anti-choice movement. She has also underplayed the COVID-19 pandemic and opposed the Governor's mask mandate and safer-at-home order. Giles is the progressive choice in this race.

    Brian Giles

    Democrat Brian Giles is running on a progressive platform that emphasizes democracy reform, and the health and safety of Wisconsinites. He supports a shift to entirely mail-in voting, independent nonpartisan redistricting, and getting big money out of politics.

    Brian Giles

    Democrat Brian Giles is running on a progressive platform that emphasizes democracy reform, and the health and safety of Wisconsinites. He supports a shift to entirely mail-in voting, independent nonpartisan redistricting, and getting big money out of politics.

State Representative, District 71

  • Rep. Katrina Shankland believes in investing in public education and technical schools, repairing roads and bridges, and supporting family-paying jobs. Shankland has authored the most original bills of any Assembly Member, the majority of which were bipartisan and has been a leader in the efforts to enact measures to protect clean water. Her opponent is Republican candidate Scott Soik, who was endorsed by the NRA. Shankland is the more progressive candidate in this race.

    Katrina Shankland

    Rep. Katrina Shankland believes in investing in public education and technical schools, repairing roads and bridges, and supporting family-paying jobs.

    Katrina Shankland

    Rep. Katrina Shankland believes in investing in public education and technical schools, repairing roads and bridges, and supporting family-paying jobs.

State Representative, District 74

  • Beth Meyers worked for a non-profit that served senior citizens in northern Wisconsin before her election to the State Assembly. This experience has helped her become a leader in the legislature on aging and long term care, supporting policies like lowering the cost of prescription drugs, stepping up inspections of nursing homes during the pandemic, and cracking down on fraud. She has advocated for fair elections, college affordability, and environmental preservation. She is a union supporter who favors a minimum wage increase, and reinstating collective bargaining rights for state employees. Her opponent, businessman James Bolen, has tied himself to former Governor Scott Walker, and holds many of the same damaging positions as Walker. In contrast to Meyers, who is an ardent supporter of BadgerCare expansion, Bolen opposes accepting federal money to expand access, saying that he views BadgerCare as sufficient. Beth Meyers is the more progressive candidate in this race.

    Beth Meyers

    Beth Meyers worked for a non-profit that served senior citizens in northern Wisconsin before her election to the State Assembly.

    Beth Meyers

    Beth Meyers worked for a non-profit that served senior citizens in northern Wisconsin before her election to the State Assembly.

State Representative, District 76

  • Small business owner Francesca Hong is running on a progressive platform that is built around an intersectional understanding of Madison's challenges and a commitment to addressing systemic economic inequalities. Hong believes addressing racial inequity is an issue not just of police reform but also education and healthcare policy. Hong believes in reversing Act 10, supports universal child care benefits, and increased funding to public schools, especially for special needs programs. She is also proposing a carbon tax to address climate change, nonpartisan redistricting, Medicaid expansion, making BadgerCare accessible to more people, and a $15 minimum wage. Her opponent is Republican candidate Patrick Hull. Hong has a comprehensive progressive platform and is the most progressive choice for District 76

    Francesca Hong

    Small business owner Francesca Hong is running on a progressive platform that is built around an intersectional understanding of Madison's challenges and a commitment to addressing systemic economic inequalities.

    Francesca Hong

    Small business owner Francesca Hong is running on a progressive platform that is built around an intersectional understanding of Madison's challenges and a commitment to addressing systemic economic inequalities.

State Representative, District 77

  • An advocate, neighborhood organizer and Dane County Board member, Shelia Stubbs was elected as the first Black State Assembly Representative from Dane County in 2018. Stubbs is running unopposed for re-election. She is a strong advocate for restorative justice and racial equity, and in her first term authored legislation on women's health, marijuana decriminalization, and gun safety. She also supports policies to protect our clean air and water, increase access to health care and strengthen the safety net for seniors, children and people with disabilities. Stubbs is the progressive choice.

    Sheila Stubbs

    An advocate, neighborhood organizer and Dane County Board member, Shelia Stubbs was elected as the first Black State Assembly Representative from Dane County in 2018. Stubbs is running unopposed for re-election.

    Sheila Stubbs

    An advocate, neighborhood organizer and Dane County Board member, Shelia Stubbs was elected as the first Black State Assembly Representative from Dane County in 2018. Stubbs is running unopposed for re-election.

State Representative, District 78

  • Assemblywoman Lisa Subeck is running unopposed. Prior to becoming an elected official, Subeck worked as an early childhood educator, housing program coordinator, and NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Executive Director. On the Madison Common Council and in the Assembly, Subeck has been a progressive leader on such issues as affordable healthcare, reproductive health services, campaign finance reform, and strengthening schools. Subeck is a progressive choice.

    Lisa Subeck

    Assemblywoman Lisa Subeck is running unopposed. Prior to becoming an elected official, Subeck worked as an early childhood educator, housing program coordinator, and NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Executive Director.

    Lisa Subeck

    Assemblywoman Lisa Subeck is running unopposed. Prior to becoming an elected official, Subeck worked as an early childhood educator, housing program coordinator, and NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Executive Director.

State Representative, District 79

  • Assemblywoman Dianne Hesselbein is the Assistant Democratic Leader. Her values include reproductive rights, protecting Wisconsin's natural resources, and supporting working peoples' rights to unionize and bargain collectively. Hesselbein supports Medicaid Expansion and a science-based response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her opponent, Republican Victoria Fueger has opposed mask-wearing. Hesselbein is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Dianne Hesselbein

    Assemblywoman Dianne Hesselbein is the Assistant Democratic Leader. Her values include reproductive rights, protecting Wisconsin's natural resources, and supporting working peoples' rights to unionize and bargain collectively.

    Dianne Hesselbein

    Assemblywoman Dianne Hesselbein is the Assistant Democratic Leader. Her values include reproductive rights, protecting Wisconsin's natural resources, and supporting working peoples' rights to unionize and bargain collectively.

State Representative, District 80

  • Assemblywoman Sondy Pope has been serving in the legislature for 18 years and is up for re-election to her 10th term. As a legislator, Pope has contributed to legislation or advocated for directing more funding to public schools, creating a paid family leave program, expanding Medicaid, improving water quality, and strengthening our democracy through voting and gerrymandering reforms. Her opponent, Republican Chase Binnie, was endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, a radical organization that wants to ban abortion. Pope is the progressive choice in this race.

    Sondy Pope

    Assemblywoman Sondy Pope has been serving in the legislature for 18 years and is up for re-election to her 10th term.

    Sondy Pope

    Assemblywoman Sondy Pope has been serving in the legislature for 18 years and is up for re-election to her 10th term.

State Representative, District 81

  • Former dairy goat farmer and special education teacher Dave Considine has been serving in the Assembly since 2014. Considine has a reputation as a pragmatic and bipartisan legislator who favors common-sense, simple legislation. Considine believes in investing public money into public schools and has authored numerous bills on education, conservation, and marijuana decriminalization. Considine is the most progressive choice in this race.

    Dave Considine

    Former dairy goat farmer and special education teacher Dave Considine has been serving in the Assembly since 2014. Considine has a reputation as a pragmatic and bipartisan legislator who favors common-sense, simple legislation.

    Dave Considine

    Former dairy goat farmer and special education teacher Dave Considine has been serving in the Assembly since 2014. Considine has a reputation as a pragmatic and bipartisan legislator who favors common-sense, simple legislation.

State Representative, District 88

  • Dr. Kristin Lyerly is running as a Democrat in the 88th district. As a physician, she believes that the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the need for change on issues such as healthcare and showcased the importance of responsible leadership. Lyerly favors BadgerCare expansion, tax fairness to benefit small business as opposed to large corporations, changing the school funding formula, and common sense gun reform, among other relatively progressive policies. Her opponent, incumbent Republican John Macco has voted against initiatives to address many of these issues in the state Assembly. Lyerly is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Kristin Lyerly

    Dr. Kristin Lyerly is running as a Democrat in the 88th district. As a physician, she believes that the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the need for change on issues such as healthcare and showcased the importance of responsible leadership.

    Kristin Lyerly

    Dr. Kristin Lyerly is running as a Democrat in the 88th district. As a physician, she believes that the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the need for change on issues such as healthcare and showcased the importance of responsible leadership.

State Representative, District 90

  • Kristina Shelton is a believer in public education, calling for the state to return to two-thirds funding for public schools, fund special education, and end the taxpayer funded private school voucher program. Shelton is also a supporter of BadgerCare expansion, confronting climate change, and affordable housing investments. Her opponent, Republican Drew Kirsteatter is anti-choice and against proven measures that help slow the spread of coronavirus, like the mask mandate. Shelton is the more progressive choice.

    Kristina Shelton

    Kristina Shelton is a believer in public education, calling for the state to return to two-thirds funding for public schools, fund special education, and end the taxpayer funded private school voucher program.

    Kristina Shelton

    Kristina Shelton is a believer in public education, calling for the state to return to two-thirds funding for public schools, fund special education, and end the taxpayer funded private school voucher program.

State Representative, District 91

  • Representative Jodi Emerson feels compelled by challenges in education, healthcare, and a lack of well-paid jobs. After being diagnosed with a chronic health condition, she saw firsthand the importance of affordable and accessible healthcare for all. She is also an advocate for social justice, more education funding, and protecting natural resources. She authored a bill to phase out Wisconsin's voucher program and has called for additional COVID-19 relief. Her opponent, Republican Charlie Walker, is in favor of taxpayer funded private school vouchers and a believer in deregulation. Emerson is the more progressive choice.

    Jodi Emerson

    Representative Jodi Emerson feels compelled by challenges in education, healthcare, and a lack of well-paid jobs. After being diagnosed with a chronic health condition, she saw firsthand the importance of affordable and accessible healthcare for all.

    Jodi Emerson

    Representative Jodi Emerson feels compelled by challenges in education, healthcare, and a lack of well-paid jobs. After being diagnosed with a chronic health condition, she saw firsthand the importance of affordable and accessible healthcare for all.