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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 08

State Senator

  • Neal Plotkin photo
  • Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure. He has expressed his support for science based approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Gov. Evers' mask mandate. His opponent, Alberta Darling, has been instrumental in suppressing progressive priorities as the powerful Co-Chair of the Joint Finance Committee. With her hold on the Wisconsin's purse strings, she has done the bidding of monied special interests. She has supported voter suppression, opposed Badgercare expansion, and declined to adequately fund for public schools. In her time as an elected official, she has become far more conservative on choice and gun violence prevention, following her party to the right. She is partially responsible for Republican inaction during the ongoing pandemic and called for the legislature to reconvene to strike down Governor Evers' mask mandate. Plotkin is the more progressive choice.

    Neal Plotkin

    Small business owner and substitute teacher Neal Plotkin is challenging longtime Senator Alberta Darling. Plotkin's priorities include fighting for fair legislative maps, investing in public schools, and improving public infrastructure.

State Senator, District 20

State Senator

No Good Choices

There is no progressive choice in this race. Sen. Duey Stroebel is running unopposed for his third term in the State Senate. He has a long conservative record which includes favoring harsher criminal justice laws, right-to-work legislation, and repealing environmental protections. Most recently, despite thousands of Wisconsinites struggling to make ends meet in a gloabl health pandemic, Stroebel has spoken in favor of ending a moratorium on cutting off household utility service for people who are behind on their bills.


State Assembly

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

Representative, District 22

State Representative

No Good Choices

There are no progressive choice in this race. Brandtjen's top priorities are the right to bear arms, taxpayer funded private school vouchers, lowering taxes, and opposing a woman's right to choose. She is running unopposed.


Representative, District 24

State Representative

Representative, District 39

State Representative

  • Izzy Hassey Nevarez photo
  • Izzy Hassey Nevarez is running for Assembly with an emphasis on local issues and local solutions. He believes that healthcare is a right, that tax dollars should fund public schools, and that medical and recreational marijuana should be legalized. Hassey Nevarez favors Medicaid expansion, fair maps, and a science-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Incumbent Republican Mark Born votes consistently with Republican legislative leaders, including for a health care law that created large loopholes for insurers to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. Hassey Nevarez is the progressive choice.

    Izzy Hassey Nevarez

    Izzy Hassey Nevarez is running for Assembly with an emphasis on local issues and local solutions. He believes that healthcare is a right, that tax dollars should fund public schools, and that medical and recreational marijuana should be legalized.

Representative, District 58

State Representative

No Good Choices

Assemblyman Rick Gundrum is running unopposed. Gundrum is highly conservative on many issues, but one belief that stands out is his total opposition to abortion, even in cases of rape and incest or where a woman's life may be endangered by carrying the fetus to term. There is no progressive candidate in this race.


Representative, District 59

State Representative

No Good Choices

Assemblyman Timothy Ramthun is running unopposed. Ramthun is a rubber stamp for conservative leadership, as evidenced by a well reported occasion where he voted for an amendment and asked what was in it a month later, writing that the provision was "deeply disturbing." The provision made it much more difficult for essential workers to obtain worker's compensation if they contract coronavirus in the course of their jobs. Ramthun is fiscally conservative and is anti-choice. There is no progressive candidate in this race.


Representative, District 60

State Representative

No Good Choices

Assemblyman Robert Brooks is running unopposed. His legislative record is rated 100% by the NRA and Wisconsin Right to Life, a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion. In 2018, he was forced to resign his leadership position because of sexual and racial comments that he made to female lawmakers. There is no progressive candidate in this race.