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State Senator, District 10

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

State Senator

State Assembly

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

Representative, District 28

State Representative

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    Democrat
  • Democrat Kim Butler is running for Assembly on a message of affordable healthcare, funding for public schools, and environmental protections. She has also discussed the lack of well-paying jobs and the insufficiency of the social safety net and worker protections throughout the pandemic. She favors accepting a BadgerCare expansion, decriminalizing recreational marijuana, and establishing nonpartisan redistricting. Assemblywoman Magnafici is anti-choice, an advocate for taxpayer funded private school vouchers, and a proponent of deregulation. She was among the legislators who applauded the State Supreme Court overturning the Safer at Home order and has mocked the severity of the pandemic. Butler is the more progressive choice

    Kim Butler

    Democrat Kim Butler is running for Assembly on a message of affordable healthcare, funding for public schools, and environmental protections. She has also discussed the lack of well-paying jobs and the insufficiency of the social safety net and worker protections throughout the pandemic.

Representative, District 75

State Representative

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  • School counselor John Ellenson is running to overcome partisan polarization and fight to expand healthcare, rebuild infrastructure, protect the environment, and preserve the American dream. Ellenson believes that the foundation of a working family is jobs, healthcare, and housing. Ellenson is opposed to corporate giveaways and believes in Medicaid expansion and BadgerCare buy-in. He also supports affordable housing tax credits and pledges to ensure that more tax dollars flow to Northernwestern Wisconsin. Broadband expansion, confronting climate change, and fair maps are also among Ellenson's priorities. His opponent, Dave Armstrong, is pro-life and endorsed by a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion. Ellenson is the more progressive choice.

    John Ellenson

    School counselor John Ellenson is running to overcome partisan polarization and fight to expand healthcare, rebuild infrastructure, protect the environment, and preserve the American dream. Ellenson believes that the foundation of a working family is jobs, healthcare, and housing.