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Candidates For The 2018 General Election


WINNER  Tony Evers for Governor: We must invest in our schools, grow the economy and rebuild the middle class. Since Scott Walker became governor, we haven’t been investing enough in our kids. We haven’t been investing in our future. I’ve watched voters in over half the school districts in Wisconsin vote to raise their own taxes because our governor and state Legislature have failed to provide for our public schools.
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WINNER Mandela BarnesLieutenant Governor, a Milwaukee native, was born in the city’s poorest and the nation’s most incarcerated zip code. The difference for him was opportunity. He was raised in a middle-class union household and learned the value of hard work early in life. Having attended both public and private schools, education has always been important to him and making sure that every child in our state has a fair shot remains a top priority. At age 25, Mandela was elected to the State Assembly where he emerged as a champion on issues of the economy, criminal justice reform, and healthcare. He became the chair of the legislature’s Black and Latino Caucus in his first term, became a national leader on gun violence prevention, and was recognized as one of the top pro-growth progressive leaders in the country. Mandela has spent the last year traveling across the country, working with state legislators and advocacy groups to score progressive victories and beat back regressive attacks based on the ALEC agenda in the deep South, and back home to the Midwest. Not surprisingly, when we lead with a vision, we win. It’s time for us to get back on the winning side of things, and not just elections, actually delivering for everyday people. With income inequality in Wisconsin at its highest point since the Great Depression, and a poverty rate of 12% (statewide), we are in urgent need of new leadership. We need meaningful reforms to get the state back on track, and to provide opportunity across all 72 counties. We deserve living wage jobs, access to quality and affordable healthcare, and great schools for our children. We have a long way to go, and that’s why Mandela is running for Lieutenant Governor. We will deliver a brand new deal to make Wisconsin work for working people once again.

WINNER  Josh Kaul for Attorney General  My priorities are different from those of our current Attorney General. In his first two years in office, the Department of Justice tested only nine of the thousands of kits in the rape-kit backlog. He hired a corporate lobbyist to be his first Deputy AG. He fought against guaranteed overtime pay for people who put in the hours and make a fraction of what he does. He settled an air-pollution case against a major corporation without requiring the company to pay any fine at all. And he has spent about $83,000 of taxpayer money on promotional swag—from commemorative coins to custom-made fortune cookies.

 

We need to do better. The job of Attorney General has never been more important or more complex, and we can’t afford four more years of failed leadership. We need to bring change to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. More Info

WINNER U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin: In 1998, Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District shattered the state’s glass ceiling and elected Tammy as the state’s first female member of Congress and the nation’s first openly gay challenger sent to Congress. She served seven terms in the House of Representatives, serving on the Budget Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Energy and Commerce Committee.  

Shortly after Tammy was first elected to Congress, she voted against letting Wall Street and the big banks write their own rules — one of only a handful of members of Congress who voted no on repealing the Glass-Steagall Act.  

As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tammy was a champion of middle class economic security. She helped craft the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, leading the effort to include the provision that now allows young people to remain on their parents’ insurance plans up to age 26. She was the lead sponsor of the Buffett Rule to ensure tax fairness, fought for student loan reforms to make higher education accessible and affordable and developed a strong record of fighting against unfair trade deals that have shipped American jobs overseas.

WINNER State Senator Janet Bewley Why I am running for re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate Four years ago, I was humbled and honored to be elected to serve as the Senator for Wisconsin's 25th Senate District. I have worked hard to make good use of the confidence and trust the voters placed in me. Like most of you, I am looking forward to all the joys that summer in Northern Wisconsin brings. But November will be here sooner than we think and I will be spending most of my time in the next few months reaching out to you to talk about how to make life better for all the people who live in our part of this great state. My priorities have not changed - we need to continue fighting to Create dependable family-sustaining jobs - Protect the integrity of local governance and control - Provide our children with a quality education that is funded fairly - Be sensible stewards of our natural resources and preserve our rich outdoor sporting heritage - Invest in the infrastructure to foster strong, thriving hometown

Margaret Engebreston for Congress: For twenty-four years I served our nation as a member of the United States military. I love this country and I’m concerned for its future. As your representative, I’ll work to regain your trust that elected officials can, and will, do the right thing – even when no one is looking. The bottom line is this – we enter into a contract with our elected officials in which they take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution” and to “faithfully discharge the duties” of their office. As your representative, I pledge to have your back and to adhere to my oath of office to the best of my ability.

WINNER State Representative Nick Milroy As a legislator, Nick is well positioned to utilize his natural resource expertise and life experience as a member of the Committees on Natural Resources & Sporting Heritage, Veterans & Military Affairs, Rural Development & Mining, and Environment & Forestry in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Nick also serves on the Governor's Council on Forestry, the Sporting Heritage Council, and the Military & State Relations Council. Most recently, Nick was named Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Sportsmen's Caucus, a branch of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation.
WINNER Sarah Godlewski State Treasurer:  Sarah is running for Treasurer because Wisconsin deserves a Treasurer that will listen to and invest in Wisconsinites.  Sarah is the only candidate with the financial expertise and business savvy to be an effective fiscal watchdog. As Treasurer she will provide critical checks and balances to the Governor and the Legislature. Sarah Godlewski is a finance expert and small business owner from Eau Claire, WI. Sarah works with government agencies, investors, and companies in the private and non-profit sectors to save costs and improve performance. More Info
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