State Assembly

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

  • Longtime teacher Elizabeth Lochner-Abel is running for Assembly to represent the rural community that she has served for 37 years. She wants to expand Medicaid and ensure every Wisconsin student gets a quality education by reducing class sizes, equipping classrooms with adequate supplies, and enable districts to recruit and retain quality teachers. She also believes in investing in rural communities by expanding broadband access, repairing critical infrastructure, and supporting farmers. Protecting natural resources is also a value that Lochner-Abel cherishes. She is facing long-time Assemblywoman Amy Loudenbeck. Although Loudenbeck has talked about public health and health care, she has opposed expanding BadgerCare, criticized Gov. Evers' Safer at Home orders and has been a part of the GOP Assembly majority that has not taken action since April on the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. While she talks about public health, her actions in the legislature have prevented Wisconsinites from accessing health insurance. Although Lochner-Abel's stances are not as progressive as some other legislative candidates across the state, she is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Elizabeth Lochner-Abel

    Longtime teacher Elizabeth Lochner-Abel is running for Assembly to represent the rural community that she has served for 37 years.

    Elizabeth Lochner-Abel

    Longtime teacher Elizabeth Lochner-Abel is running for Assembly to represent the rural community that she has served for 37 years.
  • Longtime educator Don Vruwink is running for re-election to his third term in the Assembly. Vruwink has been a leader in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting and an advocate for fair compensation for teachers. Vruwink supports a worker's right to join a union and collectively bargain and sees the creation of family sustaining jobs as a top priority. He is being challenged by Republican Beth Drew, whose principles include limited government and family. Drew has not released more specific policy positions. Vruwink is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Don Vruwink

    Longtime educator Don Vruwink is running for re-election to his third term in the Assembly. Vruwink has been a leader in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting and an advocate for fair compensation for teachers.

    Don Vruwink

    Longtime educator Don Vruwink is running for re-election to his third term in the Assembly. Vruwink has been a leader in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting and an advocate for fair compensation for teachers.

  • Sue Conley is running to represent Janesville, a city she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Her top priorities include nonpartisan redistricting, a "housing-first" homelessness approach, allowing vote-by-mail, and expanding Medicaid. Her opponent, Republican candidate DuWayne Severson, was endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life, an extreme group that wants to ban abortion. Conley is the most progressive candidate in this race.

    Sue Conley

    Sue Conley is running to represent Janesville, a city she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Her top priorities include nonpartisan redistricting, a "housing-first" homelessness approach, allowing vote-by-mail, and expanding Medicaid.

    Sue Conley

    Sue Conley is running to represent Janesville, a city she has lived in for nearly 40 years. Her top priorities include nonpartisan redistricting, a "housing-first" homelessness approach, allowing vote-by-mail, and expanding Medicaid.

  • Assemblyman Mark Spreitzer has made nonpartisan redistricting one of his top issues as a Representative of the 45th District; it was the first bill he ever introduced. He has also advocated for updates to marriage and family laws to ensure that gay and lesbian couples have access to the same rights as straight couples. He supports expanding broadband access, disability rights, and a science-based response to the pandemic. Spreitzer was one of the authors of the Healthcare Heroes Act, which provides hazard pay, paid medical leave, and free COVID-19 testing and treatment for frontline healthcare workers. His opponent, Republican Tawny Gustina is opposed to common sense gun violence prevention laws. Spreitzer is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Mark Spreitzer

    Assemblyman Mark Spreitzer has made nonpartisan redistricting one of his top issues as a Representative of the 45th District; it was the first bill he ever introduced.

    Mark Spreitzer

    Assemblyman Mark Spreitzer has made nonpartisan redistricting one of his top issues as a Representative of the 45th District; it was the first bill he ever introduced.