April 3 General Election

A number of local and statewide offices are up for election in April. In addition, residents of Wisconsin will answer a ballot measure that seeks to eliminate the State Treasurer.

 

TAA-endorsed candidates

The TAA is pleased to have endorsed Marilyn Townsend for Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1. Our members were impressed with Marilyn’s experience, her values, and her extensive dedication to equal justice under the law. She has shown she is an impartial judge, a leader for efforts to reduce racial disparity in the Courts, and a champion for organized labor in Dane County. Remember to vote for Marilyn during the April election!

How else can members support Marilyn’s race? Check out her campaign’s website, her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter @townsend4judge!

 

General Resources

TAA Candidates to have received a TAA endorsement are denoted by our logo TAA
★ Candidates endorsed by the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) are indicated by a black star. These candidates have not necessarily been endorsed by the TAA. A full list of SCFL endorsements is available here.

The League of Womens’ Voters of Dane County has interviewed many of our local and statewide candidates

 

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is comprised of seven justices elected statewide to ten-year terms.

★ Rebecca Dallet: Website | Facebook | @judgedallet

The Cap Times statement

Michael Screnock: Website | Facebook

The Cap Times statement

Learn more:

Candidates’ Answers at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.


Wisconsin Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals is our state’s first appellate court. It is comprised of sixteen judges divided into four districts, elected to ten-year terms. Madison is the headquarters of District IV.

District IV Judge — JoAnne F. Kloppenburg, Incumbent, running unopposed


Dane County Circuit Court

Wisconsin’s Circuit Courts are the state’s trial courts, where all criminal cases start, as opposed to an appellate court, where appeals are heard. Three judges are to be elected into the Dane County Circuit Court in the April election. The TAA has endorsed Marilyn Townsend, and strongly urges members to vote for her.

Branch 1 Judge

TAA ★ Marilyn Townsend — Website | Facebook | @townsend4judge

TAA Candidate Response
Know Your Candidates interview from League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.
The Cap Times editorial endorsement

Susan M. Crawford — Website | Facebook | @Crawford4Judge

TAA Candidate Response
Know Your Candidates interview from League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

Branch 8 Judge — Frank D. Remington, Incumbent, running unopposed
Branch 11 Judge — Ellen K. Berz, Incumbent, running unopposed


Dane County Board of Supervisors

Dane County is divided into 37 supervisory districts whose members are elected to two-year terms. The board functions in many ways as a county-level legislature. In 2018, only five of the seats on the Board are contested. However, many candidates in the non-contested races have provided questionnaire responses to the League of Womens’ Voters of Dane County.

Which district am I in? Maps of Dane County’s districts are available on the Dane County Board website. You can also check your voter information at My Vote Wisconsin.

District 6
SCFL has endorsed both candidates in this race!

Candidates’ Answers at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.
Candidate Q&A, Wisconsin State Journal
Candidates speak outThe Cap Times

Pam Porter: Website | Facebook | @pamporter4dane

TAA primary election Candidate Response
Our Wisconsin Revolution questionnaire
Progressive Dane questionnaire
Know Your Candidates interview from League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

Yogesh Chawla:  Website | Facebook | @YogeshChawlaWI

TAA primary election Candidate Response
Our Wisconsin Revolution questionnaire
Progressive Dane questionnaire
Know Your Candidates interview from League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

District 11

Candidates’ Answers at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.
Our Wisconsin Revolution primary questionnaires
Wisconsin State Journal questionnaires

★ Kelly Danner: Website | Facebook | @KellyDanner_WI

TAA statement of interest
Cap Times statement
Know Your Candidates interview from League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

Al Matano — Incumbent

District 15

Candidates’ Answers at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

★ Steven Peters: Facebook | @StevenforDane
Brent Renteria

District 24

Candidates’ Answers at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

Anna Gouker: Website | Facebook | @annafordane
★ Tanya Buckingham: Website | Facebook

District 32

Candidates’ Answers at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc.

Jacob Luginbuhl: Facebook
★ Jason L. Knoll: WebsiteFacebook | @jasonlknoll


Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education

The seven members of the MMSD School Board members are elected to three year terms. This year, two of these seats are up for election.

Seat 1

Candidates speak outThe Cap Times
Candidates’ Answers
at the League of Women Voters of Dane County, Inc. 

★ Anna Moffit, Incumbent: Website | Facebook | @Moffit4schools
Gloria Reyes: WebsiteFacebook | @Reyes4Schools

Seat 2 — Mary Burke, Incumbent, running unopposed

 

Ballot measures

In the State of Wisconsin, ballot measures only occur when approved by two successive legislatures. In April, voters will vote on just one ballot measure.

Wisconsin Question 1: Elimination of state treasurer. Shall sections 1 and 3 of article VI and sections 7 and 8 of article X of the constitution be amended, and section 17 of article XIV of the constitution be created, to eliminate the office of state treasurer from the constitution and to replace the state treasurer with the lieutenant governor as a member of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands?

Question 1 was passed by the Wisconsin State Legislature during the 2015 and 2017 sessions with broad Republican support and Democratic opposition

yes vote supports this constitutional amendment to eliminate the elected office of state treasurer
no vote opposes this constitutional amendment to eliminate the elected office of state treasurer