State Assembly

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

  • Rhinelander city council president Eileen Daniel is running to represent Vilas and Oneida counties in the State Assembly. Recognizing that many significant issues are going to come down to the state level, Daniel promises to listen to all of her constitituents and make sure the people of the northwoods are heard in the legislature. Daniel strongly supports women's reproductive rights and believes everyone deserves good healthcare, which is why she supports expanding BadgerCare. Her priorities also include ensuring public schools have adequate funding, strengthening PFAS standards, promoting affordable housing, and fighting for equality. Daniel favors common sense gun safety measures like stronger background checks and red flag laws, but notes that her household owns guns, uses guns, and stores guns properly. Daniel is challenging Republican incumbent Rob Swearingen, who has cast consistent anti-public schools, anti-environment, anti-choice, and anti-democracy votes in the Assembly. Daniel is the progressive choice in this race.

    Eileen Daniel

    Rhinelander city council president Eileen Daniel is running to represent Vilas and Oneida counties in the State Assembly.

    Eileen Daniel

    Rhinelander city council president Eileen Daniel is running to represent Vilas and Oneida counties in the State Assembly.

  • Endorsed By: WEAC , Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, National Association of Social Workers, Progressive Turnout Project, Wisconsin Progress
  • Navy veteran Ben Murray calls himself an independent-minded Democrat who is running for Assembly because he doesn't want rural folks to be taken for granted. Murray's top priorities include addressing PFAS contamination in our water, advocating for more support for rural areas improving rural roads and bridges, and expanding rural broadband access. Murray is challenging Republican incumbent Jeff Mursau, who signed a January 2021 letter asking then-Vice President Pence to refuse to certify the 2020 presidential election results. While some of Murray's views lean conservative, he holds more progressive views than Mursau on balance and has expressed a desire to learn more about the issues. For that reason, in this race, Murray is the more progressive choice.

    Ben Murray

    Navy veteran Ben Murray calls himself an independent-minded Democrat who is running for Assembly because he doesn't want rural folks to be taken for granted.

    Ben Murray

    Navy veteran Ben Murray calls himself an independent-minded Democrat who is running for Assembly because he doesn't want rural folks to be taken for granted.

  • Endorsed By: WEAC, WI AFL-CIO, Wisconsin Conservation Voters , Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, Wisconsin Progress
  • Tod Ohnstad was elected to represent workers at AMC/Chrysler for the UAW for 25 years and has since been elected to represent the citizens of the 65th District in the State Assembly for the last ten years. His priorities are healthcare, education, and tax fairness. He has sponsored bills on those issues and others, including LGBTQ+ rights, environmental protection, criminal justice, and union rights. His opponent is Republican challenger Frank Petrick. Ohnstad is the progressive choice in this race.

    Tod Ohnstad

    Tod Ohnstad was elected to represent workers at AMC/Chrysler for the UAW for 25 years and has since been elected to represent the citizens of the 65th District in the State Assembly for the last ten years. His priorities are healthcare, education, and tax fairness.

    Tod Ohnstad

    Tod Ohnstad was elected to represent workers at AMC/Chrysler for the UAW for 25 years and has since been elected to represent the citizens of the 65th District in the State Assembly for the last ten years. His priorities are healthcare, education, and tax fairness.