The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2018 General Election
 
Flag images courtesy of The World Flag Database. Copyright http://www.flags.net/ Wisconsin
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 1 June 2018 - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 14 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 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
 

  Alabama    Alaska    American Samoa    Arizona    Arkansas    California    Colorado    Connecticut    Delaware    District of Columbia    Florida    Georgia    Guam    Hawaii    Idaho    Illinois    Indiana    Iowa    Kansas    Kentucky    Louisiana    Maine    Maryland    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Mississippi    Missouri    Montana    Nebraska    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    New Mexico    New York    North Carolina    North Dakota    Northern Marianas    Ohio    Oklahoma    Oregon    Pennsylvania    Puerto Rico    Rhode Island    South Carolina    South Dakota    Tennessee    Texas    Utah    Vermont    Virgin Islands    Virginia    Washington    West Virginia    Wisconsin    Wyoming 

Wisconsin State and Local Government


2018 Partisan Primary and 2018 Fall General Election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

 
           

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

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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 (6, 2 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Tammy Baldwin
FEC S2WI00219; 31 Mar 18; Tot $13,679,769; Dsb $6,926,900
  Candidate Republican     Charles Barman
FEC S8WI00240
  Candidate Republican     Griffin Gilbert Jones
FEC S8WI00232; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,238; Dsb $7,660
  Candidate Republican     George C. Lucia
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Nicholson
former affiliated with the Democratic Party.

FEC S8WI00216; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,306,065; Dsb $1,468,106
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Leah Vukmir
FEC S8WI00224; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,236,915; Dsb $599,236
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     John T. Schiess
FEC S2WI00193
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Mary Jo Walters
FEC S8WI00208

Class 3 Republican Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
FEC S0WI00197; 31 Mar 18; Tot $800,450; Dsb $424,776

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

Chair up for regular election 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 (16)
  Candidate Democratic     Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Matt Flynn
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Gronik
21 June 2018: Withdrew. "I will be forever grateful to the tens of thousands of people from throughout the state and country who supported my efforts to become the next governor of Wisconsin."
  Candidate Democratic     Mike McCabe
  Candidate Democratic     Mahlon Mitchell
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Pade
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kelda Helen Roys
  Candidate Democratic     Madison Mayor  Paul R. Soglin
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kathleen Vinehout
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Dana Wachs
  Candidate Republican     Robert Meyer
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Scott Walker
  Candidate Libertarian     Phillip "Phil" Anderson
for Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Baird
  Candidate Wisconsin Green     Michael J. White
for Lieutenant Governor: Tiffany Anderson
  Candidate Independent     former Antigo Town Councilor Maggie Turnbull
  Candidate Other     Arnie Enz
The Wisconsin Party

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

Seat up for regular election 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
 Candidate list (6, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Assemblyman Mandela Barnes
  Candidate Democratic     Kurt Jason Kober
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Rebecca Kleefisch
  Candidate Libertarian     Patrick Baird
  Candidate Wisconsin Green     Tiffany Anderson
  Candidate Independent     William Stephen "Wil" Losch
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (1 Open, 4 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Paul D. Ryan
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 3 January 2017: Elected Speaker of the House.
11 April 2018: Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Randy Bryce
FEC H8WI01123; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,827,774; Dsb $2,569,397
  Candidate Democratic     Janesville School Board Member  Cathy Myers
FEC H8WI01131; 31 Mar 18; Tot $771,963; Dsb $594,856
  Candidate Republican     Bradley Thomas "Brad" Boivin
FEC H8WI01172
  Candidate Republican     Paul Nehlen, III
FEC H6WI01226; 31 Mar 18; Tot $195,481; Dsb $175,453
  Candidate Republican     Nick Polce
FEC H8WI01149; 31 Mar 18; Tot $32,646; Dsb $24,453
  Candidate Republican     Jeremy Ryan
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Adam Steen
FEC H8WI01164
  Candidate Republican     University of Wisconsin Regent  Bryan George Steil
FEC H8WI01156
  Candidate Independent     Ken Yorgan
  Candidate Other     James R. Germalic
Christian Political Party. Pro-life; pro-poor
 Congressman Ryan is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mark Pocan
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 31 Mar 18; Tot $622,655; Dsb $516,009

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
FEC H6WI03099; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,414,096; Dsb $687,594
  Candidate Republican     Steve Toft
FEC H8WI03103; 31 Mar 18; Tot $148,284; Dsb $45,131

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Gary R. George
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 31 Mar 18; Tot $549,529; Dsb $545,035
  Candidate Republican     Tim Rogers
  Candidate Republican     Cynthia "Cindy" Werner
FEC H8WI04044
  Candidate Independent     Robert R. Raymond

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
First elected: 1978
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Palzewicz
FEC H8WI05165; 31 Mar 18; Tot $86,878; Dsb $60,258
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Frank James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr.
FEC H8WI09050; 31 Mar 18; Tot $192,424; Dsb $160,959
  Candidate Republican     Jennifer Hoppe Vipond
FEC H8WI05181

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Kohl
FEC H8WI06098; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,219,041; Dsb $377,432
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 31 Mar 18; Tot $981,190; Dsb $283,590

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Margaret Ruth Engebretson
FEC H8WI07096; 31 Mar 18; Tot $13,724; Dsb $5,008
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Ewert
FEC H8WI07104; 31 Mar 18; Tot $107,989; Dsb $22,772
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Sean P. Duffy
FEC H0WI07051; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,368,249; Dsb $1,092,962
  Candidate Other     Ken Driessen
Direct Participatory Democracy

FEC H8WI07138

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
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; 31 Mar 18; Tot $82,958; Dsb $50,550
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
FEC H6WI08155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,761,109; Dsb $604,043

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

Seat up for regular election 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
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Douglas "Doug" La Follette
  Candidate Democratic     City of Madison Alder  Arvina Marie Martin
  Candidate Republican     former Menasha Town Supervisor Jay Schroeder
  Candidate Republican     Spencer Zimmerman

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Brad David Schimel
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua "Josh" Kaul
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Brad David Schimel
  Candidate Constitution     Terry Alan Larson

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer  Matt Adamczyk
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Running for state Assembly in 2018.
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Godlewski
  Candidate Democratic     Cynthia Kaump
  Candidate Democratic     former state Treasurer Dawn Marie Sass
  Candidate Republican     Travis Hartwig
  Candidate Republican     Jill Millies
  Candidate Constitution     Andrew Zuelke

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
First elected: 2009, re-elected: 2013, 2017
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 April 2021
Candidate for Governor in 2018
 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, 30 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 28 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): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Wisconsin Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America
Independents
  Independent: 7 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
  Other: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 candidates
 
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.

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
  Wisconsin Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Wisconsin State Legislature
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee
Republican
  Republican Party of Wisconsin
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Justice Party of Wisconsin
  Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
  Progressive Dane
  The Unity Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Green Party
  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 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

 


  2018 General Election Home  
 
2018 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
  Alphabetically   --   Alphabetically with Filing Deadlines  
  Chronologically   --   Chronologically with Filing Deadlines  
  Poll Closing Times (with time zones)  
....
General Election Poll Closing Times (with time zones)
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically  
....
Poll Closing Times (list)
  All Elections     Primary/Special Elections     General Elections  
....
  Governors     Senate     House  
....
  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
....
  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
....
  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
....
  2018 Partisan Composition by State  
....
  Political Parties  
....
  Senate Electoral Classes  
....
  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2018 Midterm Elections  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2018 Midterm Election  
  Weighted Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region  
  2018 Congressional Party Breakdown by Region  
  2018 STATE EXECUTIVE/LEGISLATIVE Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region  
....

....
  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
....
History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
....
  (downloads)