State Assembly

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

  • Shawano County board supervisor and Village of Wittenberg president William Switalla promises to be a positive change for the 6th Assembly District. A small business owner and father of seven, Switalla believes that government is about good ideas, not about political parties. Switalla believes in making sure our public schools are strong and financially healthy, that workers are paid a fair wage, and that our roads and infrastructure are repaired and safe. Switalla faces Republican candidate Peter Schmidt of Bonduel, who was charged with a felony for choking a worker on his family farm in 2019 and was later convicted of criminal trespassing. Schmidt wants to gut gun safety laws by prohibiting Wisconsin from enforcing federal gun laws, wants to eliminate gun-free zones, believes the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump, and says he will oppose all efforts to repeal Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban. Also running as a write-in candidate is Dean Martin Neubert, who is backed by local Republican Party groups as well as an extreme rightwing organization that wants to ban all abortions without exception, even when the pregnant person's life is at risk. Switalla is the more progressive choice in this race.

    William Switalla

    Shawano County board supervisor and Village of Wittenberg president William Switalla promises to be a positive change for the 6th Assembly District. A small business owner and father of seven, Switalla believes that government is about good ideas, not about political parties.

    William Switalla

    Shawano County board supervisor and Village of Wittenberg president William Switalla promises to be a positive change for the 6th Assembly District. A small business owner and father of seven, Switalla believes that government is about good ideas, not about political parties.

  • Endorsed By: WEAC, WI AFL-CIO
  • Henry Fries is a current student at Waupaca High School who holds pro-worker, pro-working family, pro-environment, pro-democracy and pro-choice views. Running as an Independent candidate, Fries has centered his campaign on fostering cooperation between the political parties to increase government efficiency and does appear to hold some more moderate views on tax issues. Fries is challenging Republican incumbent Kevin Peterson, who has cast consistently anti-healthcare, anti-choice, anti-public education, anti-worker, and anti-middle class votes. On balance, Fries is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Henry Fries

    Henry Fries is a current student at Waupaca High School who holds pro-worker, pro-working family, pro-environment, pro-democracy and pro-choice views.

    Henry Fries

    Henry Fries is a current student at Waupaca High School who holds pro-worker, pro-working family, pro-environment, pro-democracy and pro-choice views.