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.

  • 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.

State Assembly

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

  • 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.

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.

No Good Choices

There is very little information available for Richard Sarnwick's campaign. Gary Tauchen is a supporter of Act 10 and has written legislation that would roll back key environmental regulations. As such, there is no verifiably progressive candidate in this race.

  • New London substitute teacher Deb Silvers is running as a moderate Democrat. She supports overturning Act 10, ending voucher programs, moving away from carbon-based fuel, and expanding BadgerCare. Incumbent Kevin Petersen has long been an acolyte of Scott Walker and Robin Vos in the Assembly, supporting Act 10 and eroding Wisconsin's conservation protections. Silvers is the more progressive choice.

    Deb Silvers

    New London substitute teacher Deb Silvers is running as a moderate Democrat. She supports overturning Act 10, ending voucher programs, moving away from carbon-based fuel, and expanding BadgerCare.

    Deb Silvers

    New London substitute teacher Deb Silvers is running as a moderate Democrat. She supports overturning Act 10, ending voucher programs, moving away from carbon-based fuel, and expanding BadgerCare.

  • Endorsed By: WEAC
  • Longtime union leader Dan Schierl is running on a platform of social justice, changing school funding formulas, supporting small business, closing the Dark Store Loophole, and ending corporate tax giveaways. He also supports a referendum on marijuana legalization, expanding BadgerCare, and overturning Citizens United via a constitutional amendment. His opponent, Rachael Cabral-Guevara, is a pro-life fiscal conservative who supports welfare reform. Dan Schierl is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Dan Schierl

    Longtime union leader Dan Schierl is running on a platform of social justice, changing school funding formulas, supporting small business, closing the Dark Store Loophole, and ending corporate tax giveaways.

    Dan Schierl

    Longtime union leader Dan Schierl is running on a platform of social justice, changing school funding formulas, supporting small business, closing the Dark Store Loophole, and ending corporate tax giveaways.

  • Diana Lawrence is running for Assembly to create a more open and transparent government. She favors a more open process to draw legislative district lines and eliminating laws that make it more difficult for eligible citizens to vote. Conservation and climate change are also top priorities for Lawrence. She believes in moving away from coal-fired power plants, investing in wind energy, and maintaining environmental standards. Lawrence is opposed to private school vouchers, in favor of marijuana legalization, and in favor of fully funding public schools. She believes in prison reform and opposes corporate giveaways like the Foxconn deal. Assemblyman Dave Murphy has been a rubber stamp for Republican leadership and has voted against conservationism, including eliminating long-standing mining regulations. Lawrence is the more progressive choice.

    Diana Lawrence

    Diana Lawrence is running for Assembly to create a more open and transparent government. She favors a more open process to draw legislative district lines and eliminating laws that make it more difficult for eligible citizens to vote.

    Diana Lawrence

    Diana Lawrence is running for Assembly to create a more open and transparent government. She favors a more open process to draw legislative district lines and eliminating laws that make it more difficult for eligible citizens to vote.

  • Endorsed By: WEAC, WI AFL-CIO
  • 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.