The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Spring Primary: Tuesday 21 February 2017
✓ Spring Election: Tuesday 4 April 2017
Tuesday 21 February 2017 - Spring Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Spring Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:5,698,230 (1.84% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Voter Registration:Wisconsin has election day registration at the polls.
Capital:Madison
 

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Wisconsin State and Local Government


Spring 2017 Election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

21 February 2017 Primary results from AP.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Tammy Baldwin
First elected: 2012.
[Previously served in the U.S. House: First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Tammy Baldwin
FEC S2WI00219; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,162,411; Dsb $2,933,891
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Jo Walters
FEC S8WI00208
  Candidate Republican     Scott Harbach
  Candidate Republican     George Lucia
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Nicholson
FEC S8WI00216; 30 Sep 17; Tot $417,112; Dsb $71,930
  Candidate Republican     John T. Schiess
FEC S2WI00193
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Leah Vukmir
FEC S8WI00224; 30 Sep 17; Tot $242,082; Dsb $8,118
  Candidate Veterans Party of America     Joseph Schnering

Class 3 Republican Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
FEC S0WI00197

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Scott Walker
First elected: 2010; retained in a recall election: 5 June 2012; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (19, 1 write-in)
    Democratic     former state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen - apparently not a candidate
29 March 2017: Announced he is not a candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     Michele Doolan
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Tony Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Flynn
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Gronik
  Candidate Democratic     Bob Harlow
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Brett Hulsey
  Candidate Democratic     Kurt J. Kober
  Candidate Democratic     Mike McCabe
  Candidate Democratic     Mahlon Mitchell
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Rumbaugh
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Mayor  Paul R. Soglin
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kathleen Vinehout
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Dana Wachs
  Candidate Democratic     Ramona Whiteaker
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Cason
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Scott Walker
  Candidate Independent     Jefferson Carpenter
  Candidate Independent     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman
  Candidate Independent     Travis Swenby
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Timothy Jesse

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Rebecca Kleefisch
First elected: 2010; retained in a recall election: 5 June 2012; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Paul D. Ryan
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
3 January 2017: Elected Speaker of the House.
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Charlie Breit
  Candidate Democratic     Randy Bryce
FEC H8WI01123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,460,551; Dsb $429,209
  Candidate Democratic     Janesville School Board Member  Cathy Myers
FEC H8WI01131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $82,513; Dsb $62,436
    Democratic     David Yankovich - apparently not a candidate
7 July 2017: Dropped out endorsing Randy Bryce.

FEC H8WI01115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $90,508; Dsb $90,431
  Candidate Republican     Paul Nehlen, III
FEC H6WI01226; 30 Sep 17; Tot $127,601; Dsb $65,839
  Candidate Republican     Nick Polce
FEC H8WI01149
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul D. Ryan
FEC H8WI01024; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,643,255; Dsb $7,314,146
 Congressman Ryan is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Mark Pocan
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 30 Sep 17; Tot $434,828; Dsb $306,059

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Juliet Dita Germanotta
FEC H8WI03111
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 30 Sep 17; Tot $871,754; Dsb $321,443
  Candidate Republican     Steve Toft
FEC H8WI03103
  Candidate Republican     Alex William Virijevich
FEC H0WI03092

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 30 Sep 17; Tot $321,100; Dsb $323,099

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ramon Hyron Garcia
FEC H8WI05157
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Palzewicz
FEC H8WI05165; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,685; Dsb $8,892
    Democratic     Shawn Eric Rundblade - apparently not a candidate
October 2017: announced he was no longer running due to family concerns

FEC H8WI05132
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC H8WI09050; 30 Sep 17; Tot $115,525; Dsb $88,032
  Candidate Independent     Kris Ann Riley
FEC H8WI05140

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Carter Dary
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Kohl
FEC H8WI06098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $535,610; Dsb $131,070
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Lloyd
FEC H6WI06100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $535
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 30 Sep 17; Tot $465,849; Dsb $148,815
  Candidate Republican     Scott David Olmer
FEC H8WI06080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $215; Dsb $69

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
FEC H0WI07051; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,697,073; Dsb $623,671

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brown County Assistant District Attorney Beau Liegeois
FEC H8WI08045; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,610; Dsb $330
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
FEC H6WI08155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,002,299; Dsb $352,401

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette
First elected: 1974; elected: 1982; re-elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Brad David Schimel
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Josh Kaul

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Matt Adamczyk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2013, 2017

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent  Tony Evers
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 April 2017
First elected: 2009, re-elected: 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 April 2017
Candidate for Governor in 2018
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 495,439 69.98% Public Instruction Superintendent  Tony Evers
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Republican) 212,565 30.02% Lowell E. Holtz
  Candidate Write-in     Rick Melcher
Total 708,004 100.00%  
 A non-partisan primary is held when there are more than 2 candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 5 incumbents, 31 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 19 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Pirate
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2wiscon.html
Election Authority
  Government Accountability Board
  Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Wisconsin State Legislature
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Justice Party of Wisconsin
  Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
  Progressive Dane
  The Pirate Party of Wisconsin
  The Unity Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Right to Life
Media & others
  Appleton Post-Crescent
  Fond du Lac Reporter
  Greater Milwaukee Today
  Green Bay News-Chronicle
  Green Bay Press-Gazette
  Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
  LaCrosse Tribune
  Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
  Oshkosh Northwestern
  Politics1.com - Wisconsin
  Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  Sheboygan-Press
  The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison
  The Chippewa Herald
  The Daily Press - Ashland
  The Janesville Gazette
  The Journal Times - Racine
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  Wisinfo
  WisPolitics.com
  WKOW TV - ABC - Madison

 


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