The Green Papers: Wisconsin 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Spring Primary: Tuesday 16 February 2021
✓ Spring Election: Tuesday 6 April 2021
Tuesday 5 January 2021 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 16 February 2021 - Spring Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 6 April 2021 - Spring Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,897,473 (1.90% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
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 2021 Election from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

16 February 2021 Primary results from a media source.

6 April 2021 election results here and here from media sources.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Tammy Baldwin
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
[Previously served in the U.S. House: First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

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 (21, 3 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Mandela Barnes
FEC S2WI00441; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,130,122; Dsb $419,033
  Candidate Democratic     Gillian Chapin Battino
FEC S2WI00334; 30 Sep 21; Tot $251,687; Dsb $216,992
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  Sarah Godlewski
FEC S2WI00359; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,875,142; Dsb $1,088,648
  Candidate Democratic     Alex Lasry
FEC S2WI00342; 30 Sep 21; Tot $3,146,786; Dsb $1,626,221
  Candidate Democratic     Kou C. Lee
FEC S2WI00433; 30 Sep 21; Tot $4,149; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Milwaukee Alderwoman  Chantia Lewis
FEC S2WI00458; 30 Sep 21; Tot $17,253; Dsb $10,743
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Christopher Murphy
FEC S2WI00409; 30 Sep 21; Tot $100,100; Dsb $55,387
  Candidate Democratic     Outagamie County Executive  Thomas M. "Tom" Nelson
FEC S0WI00247; 30 Sep 21; Tot $726,965; Dsb $514,231
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Olikara
FEC S2WI00383; 30 Sep 21; Tot $164,324; Dsb $99,996
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Peckarsky
FEC S2WI00417; 30 Sep 21; Tot $37,614; Dsb $35,707
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Rumbaugh
FEC S2WI00474
  Candidate Democratic     former Beloit Schools Superintendent Darrell L. Williams
FEC S2WI00466; 30 Sep 21; Tot $5,860; Dsb $3,000
  Candidate Republican     John Berman
FEC S2WI00425
  Candidate Republican     Brad Beyer
FEC S2WI00482
  Candidate Republican     Deedee Carleton
FEC S0WI00254
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson
FEC S0WI00197; 30 Sep 21; Tot $2,652,795; Dsb $911,381
  Candidate Republican     former Kiel School Board Member Mike "Irish" Mangan
filed for U.S. Senate Class 3 and U.S. House CD 6.
  Candidate Republican     Keith Neubert
FEC S2WI00367
  Candidate American Independent     Scott Alan Aubart
FEC S2WI00375
  Candidate Independent     Aaron Frank
FEC S2WI00318
  Candidate Independent     Bradford Spencer
FEC S2WI00326
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Deliala Gaustad
Patriot Party
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Samuel Nicholas D'Amico
FEC S2WI00300
  Candidate Write-in     Patrick Whitcomb

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (14)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers
  Candidate Democratic     Job "Edd" Hou-Seye
  Candidate Democratic     Yousef Sameer Zahran
  Candidate Republican     Adam John Fischer
  Candidate Republican     James Timothy Kellen
  Candidate Republican     former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  Candidate Republican     Leonard Edward Larson, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  John Macco
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Wichmann
  Candidate Libertarian     Christopher Ralph Michael
  Candidate Independent     Joan Ellis Beglinger
  Candidate Independent     Levi C. Borntreger
  Candidate Independent     Jess Daniel Hisel
  Candidate Independent     Ryan Patrick Sweeney

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Mandela Barnes
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 20 July 2022: Candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2022.
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     David F. Bowen
  Candidate Democratic     Sara Russell Rodriguez
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Lena Taylor
  Candidate Republican     David D. King
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Patrick Testin
  Candidate Republican     Lancaster Mayor  David Varnam
  Candidate Republican     Ben Voelkel
  Candidate Republican     Cynthia "Cindy" Werner
  Candidate Republican     Kyle Yudes

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Undetermined);
3 Democratic (2 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Bryan George Steil
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Albert "Al" Namath
FEC H2WI01126
  Candidate Democratic     Ann Roe
FEC H2WI01100; 30 Sep 21; Tot $75,109; Dsb $37,758
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Bryan George Steil
FEC H8WI01156; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,235,896; Dsb $413,135

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Mark Pocan
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mark Pocan
FEC H2WI02124; 30 Sep 21; Tot $386,039; Dsb $224,734
  Candidate Republican     Charity Barry
FEC H2WI02173; 30 Sep 21; Tot $5,239; Dsb $4,821

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Ronald James "Ron" Kind
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - !0 August 2021: "I want to thank the people of this Congressional District for putting their faith, trust and confidence in me throughout these 26 years. I hope I represented you with the dignity and decency this office deserves ... But 26 years is enough--it's time for me to step back. My wife, Tawni, and I are looking forward to entering the next chapter of our lives."
 Candidate list (8) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Justin Bradley
?
  Candidate Democratic     Rebecca Cooke
FEC H2WI03130
  Candidate Democratic     Brett Knudsen
FEC H2WI03098
  Candidate Democratic     Deb McGrath
FEC H2WI03148
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Brad Pfaff
FEC H2WI03122
  Candidate Republican     Denise Lynn Hurless
FEC H2WI03106
  Candidate Republican     Morgan Anthony Smith
FEC H2WI03114
  Candidate Republican     Derrick F. Van Orden
FEC H0WI03175; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,823,226; Dsb $589,491

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Democratic Member of Congress  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" Moore
FEC H4WI04183; 30 Sep 21; Tot $430,100; Dsb $379,753
  Candidate Republican     Travis Clark
  Candidate Republican     Tim Rogers
FEC H8WI04069

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Scott L. Fitzgerald
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Katzenmeyer
FEC H2WI05267
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald S. Remmel
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Van Someren
FEC H2WI05275
  Candidate Democratic     Bradley Whitfield
?
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Scott L. Fitzgerald
FEC H0WI05113; 30 Sep 21; Tot $338,916; Dsb $305,068

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Republican Member of Congress  Glenn S. Grothman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Amy Irene Washburn
FEC H0WI06194; 30 Sep 21; Tot $2,797; Dsb $4,105
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Glenn S. Grothman
FEC H4WI06048; 30 Sep 21; Tot $509,565; Dsb $305,056
  Candidate Republican     former Kiel School Board Member Mike "Irish" Mangan
filed for U.S. Senate Class 3 and U.S. House CD 6.
  Candidate Republican     Douglas H. Mullenix
FEC H2WI06067; 30 Sep 21; Tot $24,859; Dsb $22,612
  Candidate Libertarian     Roy Martin

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Republican Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" Tiffany
First elected in a Special Election: 12 May 2020 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Sean P. Duffy]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Audun Mikkelson
FEC H2WI07081
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" Tiffany
FEC H0WI07101; 30 Sep 21; Tot $259,822; Dsb $253,189
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     George Kellogg
Federalist

FEC H2WI07099

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8 Republican Member of Congress  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robin Kettleson
Rahb?
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Michael John "Mike" Gallagher
FEC H6WI08155; 30 Sep 21; Tot $1,839,421; Dsb $336,927
  Candidate Libertarian     Jacob John VandenPlas
FEC H2WI08063; 30 Jun 21; Tot $945; Dsb $0

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Douglas "Doug" La Follette
First elected: 1974; elected: 1982; re-elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Republican     Dmitry Stefan Becker
  Candidate Republican     Amy Lynn Loudenbeck
  Candidate Republican     Justin D. Schmidtka
  Candidate Republican     former Menasha Supervisor Jay Schroeder
  Candidate Libertarian     Neil Harmon

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua "Josh" Kaul
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Adam Jarchow
  Candidate Republican     Eric Toney
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew Joseph Bughman

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Sarah Godlewski
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 14 April 2021: Candidate for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2022.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Fitchburg Mayor  Aaron Richardson
  Candidate Democratic     Green County Supervisor  Dawn Marie Sass
?
  Candidate Democratic     West Allis Alderman  Angelito Tenorio
  Candidate Republican     Jeanette Deschene
  Candidate Republican     Orlando Owens

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

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent  Jill Underly
First elected: 6 April 2021
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 April 2021
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 526,101 57.64% Pecatonica Area School District Administrator Jill Underly
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 386,560 42.36% former Brown Deer School District Superintendent Deborah "Deb" Kerr
Total 912,661 100.00%  
 

A non-partisan primary is held when there are more than 2 candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The top 2 vote-getting candidates, regardless of party, advance to the General Election.


27 December 2018: Governor-elect and State Superintendent Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers announced his intention to appoint Assistant State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor as the new Public Instruction Superintendent following his oath of office on 7 January 2019.
7 January 2019: Public Instruction Superintendent Anthony Steven "Tony" Evers resigned upon taking the oath of office having won the Governor's chair in 2018. He was first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017.
7 January 2019: Carolyn Stanford-Taylor is appointed Public Instruction Superintendent.
6 April 2021: Jill Underly is first elected.

 

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): 9 incumbents, 39 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 40 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: 5 candidates
  Wisconsin Green (affiliate of Green)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 6 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
  The Wisconsin Party
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 2 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
  Wisconsin Elections Commission
  Wisconsin Secretary of State
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
  The Wisconsin Party
  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 Kenosha News
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  WisPolitics.com
  WKOW TV - ABC - Madison

 


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