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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3!

The Wisconsin Progressive Voters Guide compiles the information that allows you to make informed decisions about the races on your ballot, based on your values. Absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk by Tuesday, November 3 at 8PM. Vote in every race on your ballot, then share this guide with your friends and family!

State Senate

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

State Senator, District 02

State Senator

No Good Choices

There is no progressive candidate in this race. Longtime incumbent Robert Cowles, who supported the large education cuts and Act 10, is running unopposed.


State Senator, District 30

State Senator

State Assembly

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

Representative, District 01

State Representative

  • Small business owner Kim Delorit Jenson is running for Assembly to represent the citizens of District 1, rather than special interests and large corporations. Although she describes herself as "closer to a Reagan than a Sanders," the first-time candidate has some progressive positions. She is calling for a public option to address healthcare accessibility and affordability, nonpartisan redistricting, and environmental protection. One of the main differences that Delorit Jensen cites between herself and her opponent is her support for small organic farms, as compared to Kitchens' support of large industrial farms. Delorit Jensen is the more progressive choice.

    Kim Delorit Jensen

    Small business owner Kim Delorit Jenson is running for Assembly to represent the citizens of District 1, rather than special interests and large corporations. Although she describes herself as "closer to a Reagan than a Sanders," the first-time candidate has some progressive positions.

Representative, District 02

State Representative

  • Democrat
  • Mark Kiley is running to unseat Assemblyman Shae Sortwell. Although Kiley has not taken as many explicit or specific stances as some other candidates, he is concerned about groundwater, supports renewable energy, intends to fully fund public education, and believes infrastructure investments are needed. Sortwell is extremely conservative and has flouted expert opinions on the coronavirus. His radical ideology extends to his professional comportment. In one notable incident, Sortwell displayed his gun to a Democratic legislative aide in another legislator's office, where guns were not permitted. Kiley is the more progressive choice.

    Mark Kiley

    Mark Kiley is running to unseat Assemblyman Shae Sortwell.

Representative, District 04

State Representative

Representative, District 05

State Representative

No Good Choices

There are no progressive choices in this race. Majority Leader Jim Steineke is running unopposed. Steineke has been a part of the Republican leadership that has failed to provide relief during the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. He is complicit in the decision not to convene the legislature for well over 100 days during an unprecedented moment of hardship for many Wisconsinites.


Representative, District 06

State Representative

No Good Choices

There is very little information available for Richard Sarnwick's campaign. Gary Tauchen is a supporter of Act 10 and has written legislation that would roll back key environmental regulations. As such, there is no verifiably progressive candidate in this race.


Representative, District 88

State Representative

Representative, District 89

State Representative

  • Democrat
  • Karl Jaeger's message centers on prioritizing people over big business. For him, that means working to expand Medicaid, cleaning up contaminated waterways, accepting federal Medicaid expansion, repealing Act 10 limits on employee workplace rights, moving towards coal-free energy, and enacting non-partisan redistricting. His opponent, Republican Assemblyman John Nygren is a conservative who has turned in the opposite direction as Jaeger on many of these issues, including taking the side of corporate special interests and not voting for his own bill related to the clean-up of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in the local water supply. Jaeger is the more progressive choice in this race.

    Karl Jaeger

    Karl Jaeger's message centers on prioritizing people over big business.

Representative, District 90

State Representative