Candidates for state office
Get to know your candidates.
This November will be a big election year in the State of Wisconsin.
With the primary over, we'll now expand our profiles of your new Democratic candidates. Get to know them. Then, lend whatever support you can as we make the push to Election Day.
Governor for the State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction; formerly a teacher, principal, and superintendent
I believe that we are stronger when we look out for each other. I’ve been elected State Superintendent three times by a coalition of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans because I know how to treat my political opponents with respect without sacrificing my progressive values. I’ve worked across party lines to get things done for our kids. As governor, I will use these skills to end the divisiveness that has consumed our state.
- Tony Evers
Lieutenant Governor for the State of Wisconsin
Policy analyst and former State Representative
Wisconsin Democrats have the ideas, values, and vision to inspire voters. How we will win is by rallying around policies that reflect the values that matter most to working people – providing economic security for families, fully funding public education, protecting the environment, and ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable healthcare.
- Mandela Barnes
Wisconsin Attorney General
Attorney and former federal prosecutor
I want my family—and all of our families—to live in a Wisconsin that’s safer and stronger than the one we’re on track for right now. To get there, we need an Attorney General who is willing to take on tough fights and who is focused, every day, on protecting Wisconsinites.
- Josh Kaul
Wisconsin Secretary of State
Doug La Follette
Secretary of State and former State Senator and college professor
I have fought the moves by Republicans to transfer duties to the control of the governor. My priorities are to provide good service to the public that require information despite the stripping of the office of staff and responsibilities. And work with a new governor and Legislature to restore the important duties which reside in most every secretary of state's offices in the country.
- Doug La Follette
Wisconsin State Treasurer
Small business owner, financial professional expert, UNICEF USA Chair
The treasurer serves as Wisconsin’s chief banker. I’m running for treasurer because I want to restore this office, and I have a bold vision to be your fiscal watchdog, invest in Wisconsin’s future, and serve as your financial advocate.
- Sarah Godlewski
Wisconsin State Assembly District 28
Kim Butler for District 28
Small business owner and former television producer
When I call my representative with a concern, I want them, and their staff, to listen to, not argue with me. Many people in Western Wisconsin aren’t being heard in Madison. I want to help change that.
- Kim Butler
Wisconsin State Assembly District 29
John Rocco Calabrese for District 29
Small business owner and legislative director of an all-volunteer anti-corruption group
I've seen first hand how money in politics is crushing our state. The only way to address the concerns of the people of Wisconsin is to elect uncorrupted representatives. I refuse to take big money donations. I answer only to you.
- John Calabrese
Wisconsin State Assembly District 30
Barry Hammarback for District 30
Attorney and small business owner, who has represented farmers for 40 years
I am running for the Assembly because we are not getting the representation our cities and townships need in Madison. The latest disastrous deal that came from Madison is FoxConn, which will spend $3 Billion of our tax money for a foreign corporation to build a plant in Kenosha that will do us in Western Wisconsin no good at all.
- Barry Hammarback
Wisconsin State Assembly District 75
Ali Holzman for District 75
Wisconsin Education Association Council regional office manager and a farmer
Politicians in Madison are putting policies in place that specifically benefit a very select few people, and they're doing so at the expense of our communities, our schools, and our families. We need lawmakers with new priorities - representatives who will invest in our communities and the hard-working families who live here.
- Ali Holzman