State Senate

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

  • Kelly Westlund is a small business owner, former Northwest regional representative for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and long-time community leader who is running to succeed State Senator Janet Bewley in representing the 25th Senate District. After settling in northern Wisconsin twenty years ago, Westlund has been deeply involved in her community, including serving on the Ashland City Council, leading the Alliance for Sustainability to help rural communities become more self-reliant and reduce energy costs, working closely with the Bayfield Food Producers Cooperative, and helping to found a Chequamegon Bay young professionals organization. Westlund's top priorities include expanding access to quality affordable health care, protecting Wisconsin's natural resources and addressing climate change, making education more affordable, raising the minimum wage, and giving local governments more tools to succeed. Westlund is also a strong supporter of reproductive rights and believes Wisconsin should join our neighboring states in legalizing marijuana. Her opponent is former Republican legislator and real estate agent Romaine Quinn, who cast consistently anti-healthcare, anti-public education, anti-worker, and anti-middle class votes in the State Assembly and is endorsed by an extreme right wing group that wants to ban abortion without exception, even when the pregnant person's life is at risk. Westlund is the progressive choice in this race.

    Kelly Westlund

    Kelly Westlund is a small business owner, former Northwest regional representative for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and long-time community leader who is running to succeed State Senator Janet Bewley in representing the 25th Senate District.

    Kelly Westlund

    Kelly Westlund is a small business owner, former Northwest regional representative for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and long-time community leader who is running to succeed State Senator Janet Bewley in representing the 25th Senate District.

  • Endorsed By: Citizen Action Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood, WEAC, WI AFL-CIO, Wisconsin Conservation Voters , Clean Wisconsin, Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, EMILY'S List, Progressive Turnout Project
  • The longtime voice of UW-Madison men's hockey, Bob Look is running for the 29th Senate District because he believes elected officials should represent their constituents and work for the betterment of all. Look worked for many years at WFHR radio out of Wisconsin Rapids and is an advocate for sensible gun laws. His opponent is Republican candidate Cory Tomczyk, who wants to restrict access to contraception and who is endorsed by an extreme right wing group that wants to ban abortion without exception, even when the pregnant person's life is at risk. Look is the progressive choice in this race.

    Bob Look

    The longtime voice of UW-Madison men's hockey, Bob Look is running for the 29th Senate District because he believes elected officials should represent their constituents and work for the betterment of all.

    Bob Look

    The longtime voice of UW-Madison men's hockey, Bob Look is running for the 29th Senate District because he believes elected officials should represent their constituents and work for the betterment of all.

  • Endorsed By: Citizen Action Wisconsin, WEAC, WI AFL-CIO , Progressive Turnout Project

State Assembly

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

  • Raised in northern Wisconsin where she is now raising two sons and running her own business, Laura Gapske is running to succeed Nick Milroy in the 73rd Assembly District. Gapske believes our democracy is on the line, and knows how important it is to protect Governor Tony Evers' veto. Gapske believes healthcare is a human right, supports the right to a safe and legal abortion, and knows we need more state resources invested in our communities to update our bridges, roads, and state highways. As a former member of the Superior school board, Gapske is a passionate supporter of strong public schools and will fight for equitable, sustainable state investment to ensure our kids receive a high-quality education. Gapske also agrees that we must invest more resources in local law enforcement and public safety efforts, because she has seen the consequences of disinvestment firsthand through her small business providing support to child victims and families within the legal system, and through her advocacy in numerous public safety spaces. Also running is Republican candidate Angie Sapik. Gapske is the progressive choice in this race.

    Laura Gapske

    Raised in northern Wisconsin where she is now raising two sons and running her own business, Laura Gapske is running to succeed Nick Milroy in the 73rd Assembly District. Gapske believes our democracy is on the line, and knows how important it is to protect Governor Tony Evers' veto.

    Laura Gapske

    Raised in northern Wisconsin where she is now raising two sons and running her own business, Laura Gapske is running to succeed Nick Milroy in the 73rd Assembly District. Gapske believes our democracy is on the line, and knows how important it is to protect Governor Tony Evers' veto.

  • Endorsed By: Citizen Action Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood, Wisconsin Conservation Voters , EMILY'S List, Progressive Turnout Project, Wisconsin Progress
  • John Adams is a local farmer, small business owner, former local elected official and longtime resident of the town of Washburn. Adams knows that our northern Wisconsin communities have different needs than other large urban areas and he has the right experience to be a progressive advocate for the 74th Assembly District. Adams strongly supports expanding broadband internet access in our region, seeking cooperative energy opportunities, and wants to create economic solutions that actually work for our communities. As a founding member of the Wisconsin Farmers Union chapter in Ashland and Bayfield counties, Adams has a deep understanding of the needs and priorities of our local farms and farmers. Also running is Republican candidate Chanz Green. Adams is the more progressive choice in this race.

    John Adams

    John Adams is a local farmer, small business owner, former local elected official and longtime resident of the town of Washburn.

    John Adams

    John Adams is a local farmer, small business owner, former local elected official and longtime resident of the town of Washburn.

  • Endorsed By: Citizen Action Wisconsin, WI AFL-CIO, Wisconsin Conservation Voters , Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, Progressive Turnout Project

No Good Choices

State Representative Dave Armstrong is unopposed in his first re-election campaign. In 2020, Armstrong faced charges of racism after it was discovered he had shared a video featuring former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and posted tweets in support of the Confederate flag. In the Assembly, Armstrong has has consistently cast anti-choice, anti-public education, anti-environment, and anti-democracy votes. Armstrong is endorsed by a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion. There is no progressive choice in this race.

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State Representative Dave Armstrong is unopposed in his first re-election campaign. In 2020, Armstrong faced charges of racism after it was discovered he had shared a video featuring former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and posted tweets in support of the Confederate flag.

  • Elizabeth ("Buffy") Riley is a longtime registered nurse who currently works at a critical access hospital as well as a former educator and former coach who is deeply invested in the future of her community. Riley is running for the 87th Assembly District to protect Wisconsin's clean air and water, ensure our public schools have the resources they need to attract well-qualified teachers, and expand access to affordable healthcare for all, including expanding BadgerCare here in Wisconsin. Riley strongly supports women's reproductive freedom and believes collective bargaining is a human right. Riley recognizes the 87th Assembly District is expertly gerrymandered, but is challenging Republican incumbent James "Jimmy Boy" Edming again because she believes voters deserve a choice and voters want a change. Edming has consistently cast anti-choice, anti-public education, anti-environment, and anti-democracy votes and is endorsed by an extreme right wing group that supports Wisconsin's criminal abortion ban, which prohibits abortion even in cases of rape or incest. Riley is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Elizabeth ("Buffy") Riley

    Elizabeth ("Buffy") Riley is a longtime registered nurse who currently works at a critical access hospital as well as a former educator and former coach who is deeply invested in the future of her community.

    Elizabeth ("Buffy") Riley

    Elizabeth ("Buffy") Riley is a longtime registered nurse who currently works at a critical access hospital as well as a former educator and former coach who is deeply invested in the future of her community.

  • Endorsed By: Citizen Action Wisconsin, WEAC, WI AFL-CIO , Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate, Progressive Turnout Project