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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3!

The Wisconsin Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. Absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk by Tuesday, November 3 at 8PM. Vote in every race on your ballot, then share this guide with your friends and family!

State Senate

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

State Senator, District 22

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 Senator, District 28

State Senator

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    Democrat
  • Entrepreneur Adam Murphy describes himself as moderate and practical. He favors non-partisan redistricting and separating insurance from employment while making health care a basic American right. He strives to be anti-racist and supports labor unions and collective bargaining. Murphy is running against former GOP Chairman Julian Bradley. Bradley is strongly anti-choice, supports strict voter ID, opposes common sense gun reforms, and believes that the state needs to roll back public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Adam Murphy is the progressive choice in this race.

    Adam Murphy

    Entrepreneur Adam Murphy describes himself as moderate and practical. He favors non-partisan redistricting and separating insurance from employment while making health care a basic American right. He strives to be anti-racist and supports labor unions and collective bargaining.

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 62

State Representative

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  • Lifelong District 62 resident August Schutz believes in investing in education, infrastructure, and creating high-paying jobs in Wisconsin. He believes that the gas tax should be tied to inflation to fund safe roads and bridges. Schutz is also in favor of fair maps, legalizing marijuana, and taking action on climate change. His opponent, Assemblyman Robert Wittke, is opposed to Medicaid expansion, wants lower taxes for the wealthy and corporations and fewer regulations, opposes common-sense gun safety measures, and is anti-choice. Schutz is the more progressive choice in this race.

    August Schutz

    Lifelong District 62 resident August Schutz believes in investing in education, infrastructure, and creating high-paying jobs in Wisconsin. He believes that the gas tax should be tied to inflation to fund safe roads and bridges.

Representative, District 63

State Representative

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  • Joel Jacobsen is challenging Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for the second time to improve access to healthcare, protect the environment, and lower the middle class tax burden. Jacobsen believes in Medicaid expansion, fully funding public schools, investing in technical colleges, and investing in renewable energy. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has been largely responsible for creating partisan gridlock in Madison. He is responsible for the laws passed in the 2018 lame duck session, the weakening of what once were landmark environmental protection regulations, the failure of the Assembly to respond adequately to the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic crisis, and much more. Jacobsen is the more progressive choice.

    Joel Jacobsen

    Joel Jacobsen is challenging Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos for the second time to improve access to healthcare, protect the environment, and lower the middle class tax burden.

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 66

State Representative

Representative, District 83

State Representative

No Good Choices

Democratic candidate Alan DeYoung describes himself as a moderate, fiscally conservative, pro-business Democrat. Incumbent Chuck Wichgers is a right wing, anti-reproductive health care extremist who helped a group that advocates for the death penalty for women who have had an abortion hold a meeting in the State Capitol. Wichgers is also outspoken in his opposition to requiring vaccines for childhood diseases like mumps and measles. While DeYoung would likely be less regressive than Wichgers, there is no genuinely progressive option in this race.