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State Senator, District 22

Depending on where you live, you may have the below races on your ballot.

State Senator

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  • Bob Wirch has served 6 terms in the Wisconsin State Senate and is up for re-election to his 7th term. Wirch favors raising the minimum wage, requiring body cameras for police officers, and expanding BadgerCare. He is also in favor of the Governor's mask mandate. He is unopposed.

    Robert Wirch

    Bob Wirch has served 6 terms in the Wisconsin State Senate and is up for re-election to his 7th term. Wirch favors raising the minimum wage, requiring body cameras for police officers, and expanding BadgerCare. He is also in favor of the Governor's mask mandate. He is unopposed.

State Assembly

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

Representative, District 32

State Representative

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  • Dr. Katherine Gaulke's first priority is affordable healthcare, achieved through the reduction of prescription drug prices and healthcare premiums. She has an extensive list of additional priorities, including curbing mass incarceration, legalizing marijuana, increasing funding for schools, particularly special education programs, enacting non-partisan redistricting, preventing gun violence, protecting reproductive healthcare, and achieving racial equity. Her opponent, Tyler August, is a conservative Republican who favors deregulation, shrinking government and stigmatizing welfare access through excessive barriers to access. August also opposes reforms that would prevent gun violence. Gaulke is the progressive choice in this race.

    Katherine Gaulke

    Dr. Katherine Gaulke's first priority is affordable healthcare, achieved through the reduction of prescription drug prices and healthcare premiums.

Representative, District 61

State Representative

No Good Choices

Assemblywoman Samantha Kerkman is running unopposed. She is a conservative legislator who has voted to put public health at risk by eliminating acid mining regulations and helped lead a push for harsher bail laws. There is no progressive candidate in this race.


Representative, District 64

State Representative

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    Democrat
  • 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.

Representative, District 65

State Representative

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    Democrat
  • 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.