State Senate

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

  • Union Leader Joni Anderson is the progressive candidate for the 14th Senate District. Anderson is a strong advocate for labor and favors Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. She has also made non-partisan redistricting and voting rights central to her campaign. Her opponent is current Assembly Rep. Joan Ballweg, who has been endorsed by Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin Right to Life, and the NRA. Anderson is the progressive choice.

    Joni Anderson

    Union Leader Joni Anderson is the progressive candidate for the 14th Senate District. Anderson is a strong advocate for labor and favors Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. She has also made non-partisan redistricting and voting rights central to her campaign.

    Joni Anderson

    Union Leader Joni Anderson is the progressive candidate for the 14th Senate District. Anderson is a strong advocate for labor and favors Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. She has also made non-partisan redistricting and voting rights central to her campaign.

  • 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.

No Good Choices

There is no progressive choice in this race. Sen. Duey Stroebel is running unopposed for his third term in the State Senate. He has a long conservative record which includes favoring harsher criminal justice laws, right-to-work legislation, and repealing environmental protections. Most recently, despite thousands of Wisconsinites struggling to make ends meet in a gloabl health pandemic, Stroebel has spoken in favor of ending a moratorium on cutting off household utility service for people who are behind on their bills.

State Assembly

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

  • Democrat Nate Zimdars is focused on the rural issues that most affect his constituents. As a member of a farming family, Zimdars is focused on supporting the agricultural community as it has contended with changing weather patterns, trade wars, and declining prices. He also prioritizes improving rural infrastructure by improving roads, preserving clean water, and expanding broadband access. Zimdars' third priority is ensuring that everyone has access to affordable healthcare. His opponent, Alex Dallman, is anti-choice and opposed to gun violence prevention legislation. Zimdars is the progressive choice in this race.

    Nate Zimdars

    Democrat Nate Zimdars is focused on the rural issues that most affect his constituents. As a member of a farming family, Zimdars is focused on supporting the agricultural community as it has contended with changing weather patterns, trade wars, and declining prices.

    Nate Zimdars

    Democrat Nate Zimdars is focused on the rural issues that most affect his constituents. As a member of a farming family, Zimdars is focused on supporting the agricultural community as it has contended with changing weather patterns, trade wars, and declining prices.
  • Endorsed By: WI AFL-CIO, WEAC
  • 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.

No Good Choices

Speech language pathologist and Democratic candidate for the 52nd District, Julie Schroeder appears to be a promising candidate, but does not have any issue positions available online. Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt was among the Assembly Republicans who pressured school districts to reopen for in-person instruction with little regard for science and has been endorsed by WI Family Action PAC and Wisconsin Right to Life, a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion. As such, there is no verifiably progressive candidate in the race.

No Good Choices

Assemblyman Michael Schraa is not facing a Democratic opponent. Schraa favored the Foxconn deal, is against nonpartisan redistricting, and voted to repeal critical environmental regulations on mining. There is no progressive candidate in this race.

No Good Choices

Assemblyman Timothy Ramthun is running unopposed. Ramthun is a rubber stamp for conservative leadership, as evidenced by a well reported occasion where he voted for an amendment and asked what was in it a month later, writing that the provision was "deeply disturbing." The provision made it much more difficult for essential workers to obtain worker's compensation if they contract coronavirus in the course of their jobs. Ramthun is fiscally conservative and is anti-choice. There is no progressive candidate in this race.