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

No Good Choices

Incumbent Calvin Callahan has cast consistently anti-healthcare, anti-public education, anti-worker, and anti-middle class votes. Callahan is also endorsed by an extreme right wing organization that wants to ban abortion without exception, even when the pregnant person's life is at risk. There is no progressive choice in this race.

AD 35 - No Good Choices

Incumbent Calvin Callahan has cast consistently anti-healthcare, anti-public education, anti-worker, and anti-middle class votes. Callahan is also endorsed by an extreme right wing organization that wants to ban abortion without exception, even when the pregnant person's life is at risk.

  • 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