2020 Fall Primary Endorsements


The following document outlines recommendations for WMCA endorsement of Wisconsin primary candidates and was made based on extensive research into the candidates and the district they are aiming to represent. The research included financial reports, online presence, screening to check for red flags, endorsements, and whether their voting record and/or policy proposals align with the Muslim community's values. Not every race is included here. If you would like a suggestion on a race not included, please email us. Please note that you cannot vote in more than one party – you must choose a party and vote only on those candidates. If you vote in more than one party your ballot will be rejected. Important Information:

  • Visit this link to preview your ballot: www.myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PreviewMyBallot

  • Visit this link to register to vote: www.myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote

Request an absentee ballot to vote from home: www.myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee United States Congress District 1 Candidates: Josh Pade, Roger Polack Incumbent: Bryan Steil (R) Location: Kenosha & Racine counties; includes portions of the Milwaukee, Rock, Walworth, & Waukesha counties. Recommendation: No Preference District 3 Candidates: Mark Neumann, Ron Kind (I) Incumbent: Ron Kind (D) Location: La Crosse, Eau Claire, Adams, Buffalo, Crawford, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Trempealeau, & Vernon counties. Includes portions of the Chippewa, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe, Richland, & Wood counties. Recommendation: Endorse Ron Kind District 6 Candidates: Matthew Boor, Michael Beardsley, Jessica King Incumbent: Glen Grothman (R) Location: Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Columbia, Marquette, & Waushara counties. Includes portions of the Dodge, Milwaukee, & Winnebago counties Recommendation: Endorse Jessica King Greater Milwaukee Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Candidates: Israel Ramon (I), John Weishan Incumbent: Israel Ramon Recommendation: Endorse Israel Ramon WI State Senate District 6 Candidates: Michelle Bryant, LaTonya Johnson (I) Incumbent: LaTonya Johnson (D) Location: South-Eastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee Area) Recommendation: Endorse LaTonya Johnson WI State Assembly District 8 Candidates: Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, JoAnna Bautch Incumbent: JoCasta Zamarripa (D) (not seeking re-election) Location: Milwaukee Area Recommendation: No Preference District 9 Candidates: Christian Saldivar, Marisabel Cabrera (I) Incumbent: Marisabel Cabrera (D) Location: Milwaukee Area Recommendation: Recommend Marisabel Cabrera District 11 Candidates: Curtis Cook II, Dora Drake, Tomika S. Vukovic Incumbent: Jason Fields (D) (not seeking re-election) Location: Milwaukee Area Recommendation: Recommend Tomika S. Vukovic District 17 Candidates: Mike Brox, Supreme More Omokunde, Chris Walton Incumbent: David Crowley (D) Location: Milwaukee Area Recommendation: Recommend Supreme Moore Omokunde District 82 Candidates: Jacob Malinowski, Paul McCreary Incumbent: Ken Skowronski (R) Location: Franklin area Recommendation: Endorse Jacob Malinowski Statewide WI State Senate District 16 Candidates: Andrew McKinney, Melissa Sargent Incumbent: Mark Miller (D) (not seeking re-election) Location: Madison Area Recommendation: No Preference District 26 Candidates: Brian Benford, Amani Latimer Burris, William Henry Davis III, Nada Elmikashfi, John Imes, Aisha Moe, Kelda Helen Roys Incumbent: Fred Risser (D) (not seeking re-election) Location: Madison Area; includes the UW-Madison campus Recommendation: No Preference District 30 Candidates: Sandra Ewald, Jonathan Hansen Incumbent: Dave Hansen (D) (not seeking re-election) Location: Eastern Wisconsin; includes portions of the Brown, Shawano, Oconto, and Marinette counties. Includes part of the Green Bay Area. Recommendation: Endorse Jonathan Hansen District 32 Candidates: Brad Pfaff, Jayne Swiggum, Paul Michael Weber Incumbent: Vacant Location: Western Wisconsin; Crawford & La Crosse counties, as well as part of the Vernon & Monroe counties. Recommendation: Recommend Brad Pfaff WI State Assembly District 6 Candidates: Simon Moesch, Richard Sarnwick Incumbent: Gary Tauchen (R) Location: Eastern Wisconsin; includes portions of the Brown, Outagamie, Shawano, & Waupaca counties. Recommendation: No Preference District 48 Candidates: Lindsay Lemmer, Samba Baldeh, Jason Vangalis, Walter Stewart Incumbent: Melissa Sargent (not seeking re-election) Location: South-Central Wisconsin; includes portions of the Columbia & Dane Counties. Includes part of the Madison area. Recommendation: No preference District 76 Candidates: Heather Driscoll, Dewey Bredeson, Tyrone Cratic Williams, Francesca Hong, Nicki Vander Meulen, Marsha A. Rummel, Ali Maresh Incumbent: Chris Taylor (D) (not seeking re-election) Location: Madison Area Recommendation: No preference District 78 Candidates: Lisa Subeck (I), Rob Slamka Incumbent: Lisa Subeck (D) Location: Madison Area; includes the UW-Madison campus Recommendation: No preference District 80 Candidates: Kimberly Smith, Sondy Pope-Roberts (I) Incumbent: Sondy Pope-Robers (D) Location: Southern Wisconsin; includes the Dane, Sauk, Columbia, & Iowa counties. Recommendation: No preference District 85 Candidates: Jeff Johnson, Aaron A. LaFave Incumbent: Patrick Snyder (R) Location: Schofield area Recommendation: No Preference District 90 Candidates: Staush Gruszynski (I), Kristina Shelton Incumbent: Staush Gruszynski Location: Eastern Wisconsin; includes portions of the Brown, Shawano, Oconto, and Marinette counties. Includes part of the Green Bay Area. Recommendation: Endorse Kristina Shelton District 96 Candidates: Tucker Gretebeck, Josefine Jayne Incumbent: Loren Oldenburg (R) Location: Western Wisconsin: Crawford & La Crosse counties, as well as part of the Vernon & Monroe counties. Recommendation: No Preference District Attorney Pierce County District Attorney Candidates: Sean Froelich, Halle E. Hatch Incumbent: Sean Froelich (He is the current district attorney) Recommendation: No Preference For general information about voting, go to MyVote.WI.gov. Thank you for being a voter!

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