State Senate

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Senate races on your ballot.

No Good Choices

There is no progressive candidate in this race. Longtime incumbent Robert Cowles, who supported the large education cuts and Act 10, is running unopposed.

  • 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 Assembly

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Assembly races on your ballot.

  • Mark Kiley is running to unseat Assemblyman Shae Sortwell. Although Kiley has not taken as many explicit or specific stances as some other candidates, he is concerned about groundwater, supports renewable energy, intends to fully fund public education, and believes infrastructure investments are needed. Sortwell is extremely conservative and has flouted expert opinions on the coronavirus. His radical ideology extends to his professional comportment. In one notable incident, Sortwell displayed his gun to a Democratic legislative aide in another legislator's office, where guns were not permitted. Kiley is the more progressive choice.

    Mark Kiley

    Mark Kiley is running to unseat Assemblyman Shae Sortwell.

    Mark Kiley

    Mark Kiley is running to unseat Assemblyman Shae Sortwell.

  • Endorsed By: WI AFL-CIO
  • Kathy Hinkfuss is a former nurse, healthcare executive, and nonprofit leader. She believes in fair nonpartisan maps, a science based approach to the coronavirus pandemic, and affordable healthcare. Her opponent, Republican incumbent David Steffen supports Act 10 and the restrictions on public sector collective bargaining. He also favored the corporate giveaway to Foxconn that so far has yielded few jobs for Wisconsinites. Hinkfuss is the more progressive choice

    Kathy Hinkfuss

    Kathy Hinkfuss is a former nurse, healthcare executive, and nonprofit leader. She believes in fair nonpartisan maps, a science based approach to the coronavirus pandemic, and affordable healthcare.

    Kathy Hinkfuss

    Kathy Hinkfuss is a former nurse, healthcare executive, and nonprofit leader. She believes in fair nonpartisan maps, a science based approach to the coronavirus pandemic, and affordable healthcare.

No Good Choices

There are no progressive choices in this race. Majority Leader Jim Steineke is running unopposed. Steineke has been a part of the Republican leadership that has failed to provide relief during the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. He is complicit in the decision not to convene the legislature for well over 100 days during an unprecedented moment of hardship for many Wisconsinites.

  • 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.