Local Candidates

We all get excited about the big ones — the Senator, the Governor, the Congressperson — but are you keeping track of the great candidates we have closer to home?

We’ve got the maps of the Assembly Districts on our Candidates page. See which you live in and learn more about the person running to be your State Representative. Talk about them to your neighbors and friends. Let others know about the possibilities these people will bring to the office if elected, and how important it is to give us a bigger, stronger voice in Madison.

Dr. Brittany Keyes is the 31st Assembly District candidate. Physical Therapist, Athlete, Patient Advocate… let’s add Assembly Person to her list. Learn more at her website.

Dr. Kathleen Gaulke is running for 32nd Assembly District. With a lifelong emphasis on health care systems and general advocate for citizens, Kathleen is uniquely qualified to help us tackle the important issues that face our area and Wisconsin. Get to know more at her website.

August Primary

Become informed on the upcoming election!

You have to sign up as a Democrat (or Republican) to be able to cast a ballot in the primary on August 14.

Early voting is going on now. You can vote at your polling place until Friday, August 10. On August 14 you can vote from 7am until 8pm. VOTE! Make your voice heard. Help us select the best of the great selection of candidates that we have up and down the ballot. You can get more information about all our candidates on this page.

What’s On The Ballot for April 3, 2018 Election

The April 3, 2018 election gives us the opportunity to vote for a new State Supreme Court Justice, local County Boards members, on funding our schools, and more.

March 14 is the last day to register to vote online, March 29 is the last day to request an absentee ballot, and April 3 is election day, polls are open 7am-8pm and same-day registration is available.

On the April 3, 2018 election ballot will be our next State Supreme Court Justice, Rebecca Dallett.

Walworth Co Dems Members who are candidates on April 3 ballot (who may or may not appear on your ballot depending on where you live):
Monica Los, School Board, Delavan
Jean Linos, School Board, Whitewater
Mary Jo Fesenmaier, City Council, Lake Geneva
Ryan Schroeder, Alderman, Delavan
County Board:
District 5, Char Staples
District 8, Dan Kilkenny

District 10, Steve Doelder

Important Referendums/Issues:

Save our Fiscal Watchdog: vote NO on the Constitutional Amendment to eliminate office of State Treasurer.

Due to Walker’s cuts to education, many local areas have had to pass operational referendums to continue to operate schools. Delavan/Darien is next – on April 3 we will be asked to vote to raise property taxes slightly to exceed state-imposed revenue limit for funding annual school operations.

You can check your ballot, polling location, and more at myvote.wi.gov.

*After April 3, the next election is the partisan primary on Aug. 14 – Congressional seats, Senate, Gubernatorial candidate, and more.  Have questions? Contact us.

Who is In and Who is Out for 2018

Voters will have a plethora of options when it comes to replacing Paul Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner in Congress, Scott Walker in the state capital, and more.

Here’s a roundup of who is currently in and who is out when it comes to all the 2018 races affecting Walworth County.

 

1st CD

Running against Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District are ironworker Randy Bryce and teacher Cathy Meyers.

How you can help: become a member of the 1st Congressional District WI Dems, donate to Walworth County Dems local candidate fund (money will support the primary winning candidate in coordinated campaign efforts), sign up to be part of our #DoItI18 plan to mobilize turning Walworth County back to blue (contact Steve for more info), VOTE!

 

5th CD

Running against Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner in Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District is businessman Tom Palzewicz.

How you can help: become a member of 5th Congressional District WI Dems, donate to Walworth County Dems local candidate fund (money will support the primary winning candidate in coordinated campaign efforts), sign up to be part of our #DoItI18 plan to mobilize turning Walworth County back to blue (contact Steve for more info), VOTE!

 

State Assembly and Senate Races
Dr. Brittany Keyes is running in the 31st, Dr. Katherine Gaulke is running in the 32nd and incumbent Don Vruwink is running in the 43rd for State Representative.

State Senator Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville-15) is also running again.

 

 

Statewide Races

Running against Scott Walker are candidates for Governor Tony Evers, Matt FlynnMike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kelda Helen Roys, Paul Soglin, and Kathleen Vinehout.**

**EDIT: On March 29, 2018 Bob Harlow dropped out of the race for Governor and endorsed Matt Flynn. On April 8, 2018, Michele Doolan dropped out of the race for Governor and endorsed Matt Flynn. On June 21, Andy Gronik dropped out and endorsed Kelda Helen Roys. On June 22, 2018, Dana Wachs dropped out and endorsed Tony Evers.

Sarah Godlewski launched her campaign for State Treasurer on April 5, 2018. Also running for State Treasurer are Jake Tulogeski, Cynthis Kaump, Dawn Sass, and Paul Boucher.

Doug LaFollete is running for Secretary of State again. Also running as a Democrat is Arvina Martin.

Mandela Barnes, Corban Gehler and Kurt Kober are running for Lieutenant Governor.

Running for WI Supreme Court Justice are Tim BurnsRebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock. **Judicial elections in Wisconsin are nonpartisan. The top two candidates in the primary election, regardless of party, will advance to the general election.

How you can help: donate to Walworth County Dems local candidate fund (money will support the primary winning candidate in coordinated campaign efforts), sign up to be part of our #DoItI18 plan to mobilize turning Walworth County back to blue (contact Steve for more info), VOTE!