Endorsements

AFT Wisconsin

AFT Wisconsin

AFT-Wisconsin is a labor organization of professional public employees in the state of Wisconsin. Formerly called the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers, AFT-Wisconsin is a Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Started primarily as a teachers’ union in 1931, AFT-Wisconsin today is comprised of many diverse professionals with over 500 job classifications, including members in the state PK-12 school system, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), numerous state agencies, and the University of Wisconsin System.

State Senate

State Senator, District 10

State Senator, District 16

State Senator, District 24

State Senator, District 30

State Senator, District 32

  • Democrat
  • Brad Pfaff grew up on a dairy farm in Western Wisconsin and continues to farm today. He has a son with diabetes, protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and getting the cost of drugs like insulin down are personal for him. Pfaff knows there are many people willing to work hard but who college isn’t the right path for. He’ll push for funding to bring more job training programs and invest in technical colleges. Pfaff is pro-choice and has called for more investment in education. Republican candidate Dan Kapanke served in the Senate before being recalled in 2011. His tenure was marked by votes that favored his corporate donors. He has also been a subject of multiple ethics scandals, including using taxpayer resources to staff a campaign event and using money from a charity foundation to pay down personal debts. Kapanke has voted for corporate tax cuts and defunding BadgerCare and supported repealing the law that protects people with pre-existing conditions.  He also favors repealing the Affordable Care Act. He is anti-choice and has been endorsed by right wing groups that want to outlaw abortion. Brad Pfaff is more progressive than Dan Kapanke.

    Brad Pfaff

    Brad Pfaff grew up on a dairy farm in Western Wisconsin and continues to farm today. He has a son with diabetes, protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and getting the cost of drugs like insulin down are personal for him.

State Assembly

State Representative, District 13

State Representative, District 14

State Representative, District 21

State Representative, District 23

State Representative, District 24

State Representative, District 30

  • Former District Attorney Sarah Yacoub's platform is simple: Healthy People, Healthy Economy. She believes in expanding Medicaid and creating a BadgerCare public option, while exploring a BadgerCare for All model. Mental health and addiction are also top priorities for Yacoub, which would mean expanding opioid treatment options, and improving access to mental health and addiction treatment. She also favors fully funding public schools, nonpartisan redistricting, enacting paid family leave, supporting affordable childcare, and more. Yacoub has progressive policies to meet every issue facing the 30th district. Also in the race is Republican incumbent Shannon Zimmerman, who was on the Joint Committee on Finance, which considers the state budget. He was a key opponent of Governor Evers' effort to expand Medicaid and increase education funding. Yacoub is the progressive choice in this race.

    Sarah Yacoub

    Former District Attorney Sarah Yacoub's platform is simple: Healthy People, Healthy Economy. She believes in expanding Medicaid and creating a BadgerCare public option, while exploring a BadgerCare for All model.

State Representative, District 33

  • Fort Atkinson City Councilman and small business owner Mason Becker says that he is running to put working families ahead of partisanship and special interests. He supports Medicaid expansion, local control of natural resources, fully funding public schools while holding voucher and charter schools to the same standards as public schools, legalizing marijuana, and eliminating caps on local taxes so that communities can shift the burden away from high property taxes. He faces incumbent Cody Horlacher. According to Horlacher himself, "a vote for Cody Horlacher is a vote for conservative principles." Horlacher is an NRA supporter and has opposed common sense measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. Mason Becker is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Mason Becker

    Fort Atkinson City Councilman and small business owner Mason Becker says that he is running to put working families ahead of partisanship and special interests.

State Representative, District 51

  • Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues. She believes we must expand BadgerCare in Wisconsin so that our rural hospitals, which are struggling desperately as a result of the pandemic, can be reimbursed adequately for services provided to the poor and the elderly. Marion will fight to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and to bring down skyrocketing prescription prices.She is committed to environmental protection and was named whistleblower of the year for her efforts on the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to ensure the release of studies on groundwater pollution that other politicians were trying to hide from the press and the public. Her opponent, incumbent Todd Novak, has branded himself as an independent legislator. However, he rarely bucks his party when it counts and holds a number of extremely conservative positions. He has voted for Republican budgets, favors private school vouchers, and voted for making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Novak has taken big contributions from out-of-state pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies, and voted against capping the price of insulin. Novak has also abused his position as mayor of Dodgeville. Three sources claim that Novak was drunk at a local event and after being warned he shouldn't drive home said, "It doesn't matter because I have a Mayoral Pass. I won't get into trouble." Kriss Marion is the progressive choice.

    Kriss Marion

    Farmer and small business owner Kriss Marion is running to unseat Assembly Representative Todd Novak in the 51st District. Marion would be an advocate for rural issues.

State Representative, District 57

State Representative, District 66

State Representative, District 67

State Representative, District 68

State Representative, District 71

State Representative, District 73

  • Democrat
  • Democrat Nick Milroy is a Navy veteran with a background in fisheries and biology, and a record of being a strong adovacte for conservation, hunting and fishing. He's gotten bills passed under both Republican and Democratice administrations as a legislator while also standing up for progressive ideas, opposing Republican efforts to limit collective bargaining, and supporting reproductive freedom and racial equity. His opponent, City Counselor Keith Kern, who became a Republican after the 2016 election, most recently was the only City Counselor to oppose a mask requirement for the City of Superior. Kern is the Local Director of the powerful Tavern League, which has urged bars to reopen. Milroy is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Nick Milroy

    Democrat Nick Milroy is a Navy veteran with a background in fisheries and biology, and a record of being a strong adovacte for conservation, hunting and fishing.

State Representative, District 74

  • Democrat
  • Beth Meyers worked for a non-profit that served senior citizens in northern Wisconsin before her election to the State Assembly. This experience has helped her become a leader in the legislature on aging and long term care, supporting policies like lowering the cost of prescription drugs, stepping up inspections of nursing homes during the pandemic, and cracking down on fraud. She has advocated for fair elections, college affordability, and environmental preservation. She is a union supporter who favors a minimum wage increase, and reinstating collective bargaining rights for state employees. Her opponent, businessman James Bolen, has tied himself to former Governor Scott Walker, and holds many of the same damaging positions as Walker. In contrast to Meyers, who is an ardent supporter of BadgerCare expansion, Bolen opposes accepting federal money to expand access, saying that he views BadgerCare as sufficient. Beth Meyers is the more progressive candidate in this race.

    Beth Meyers

    Beth Meyers worked for a non-profit that served senior citizens in northern Wisconsin before her election to the State Assembly.

State Representative, District 88

State Representative, District 90

State Representative, District 94

  • Democrat
  • Steve Doyle is a moderate Democrat running for re-election to his sixth term as an Assembly Member from the 94th District. When it comes to environmental issues, labor, and welfare, Doyle is relatively progressive. He was a leader in the fight against Act 10 and has a strong record on LGBTQ+ equality. While he is personally anti-choice, he has voted pro-choice as a legislator. He is a supporter of gun rights and has received an endorsement from the NRA. However, he did co-sponsor a universal background check bill. Doyle is known for his bipartisanship. His challenger, Republican Kevin Hoyer, is a soybean farmer with a history of racist and anti-immigrant statements. He has defended controversial pesticides and opposes government intervention in health care. Hoyer is strongly pro-business and has criticized unions repeatedly. Although Doyle is not as progressive as some other legislators, he has always stood up for progressive issues like labor rights, public schools, and the environment when it counts.

    Steve Doyle

    Steve Doyle is a moderate Democrat running for re-election to his sixth term as an Assembly Member from the 94th District. When it comes to environmental issues, labor, and welfare, Doyle is relatively progressive.