Washburn County

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State Assembly

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

Representative, District 73

State Representative

  • 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.

Representative, District 75

State Representative

  • School counselor John Ellenson is running to overcome partisan polarization and fight to expand healthcare, rebuild infrastructure, protect the environment, and preserve the American dream. Ellenson believes that the foundation of a working family is jobs, healthcare, and housing. Ellenson is opposed to corporate giveaways and believes in Medicaid expansion and BadgerCare buy-in. He also supports affordable housing tax credits and pledges to ensure that more tax dollars flow to Northernwestern Wisconsin. Broadband expansion, confronting climate change, and fair maps are also among Ellenson's priorities. His opponent, Dave Armstrong, is pro-life and endorsed by a right wing group that wants to outlaw abortion. Ellenson is the more progressive choice.

    John Ellenson

    School counselor John Ellenson is running to overcome partisan polarization and fight to expand healthcare, rebuild infrastructure, protect the environment, and preserve the American dream. Ellenson believes that the foundation of a working family is jobs, healthcare, and housing.