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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorses candidates who support access to family planning services and believe a woman should be able to make her own health care decisions without political interference. 

2023 Election Details

Election Date:

  • February 21, 2023 - Primary Election
  • April 4, 2023 -  Spring Election
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Wisconsin Supreme Court

Janet Protasiewicz

Janet Protasiewicz, who is currently a Milwaukee County Circuit Judge, is seeking a seat on Wisconsin's Supreme Court. She will face former Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge Dan Kelly.

She is running on progressive issues such as reproductive rights, and LGBTQ rights.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Appellate Court Judge, District 1

Sara Geenen

Sara Geenan is a Labor and Employment Attorney who is running against a Governor Scott Walker appointee, Judge Bill Barish, for election to District 4 of Wisconsin’s Appellate Court system.

She has a history of advocacy which is evident in her time as a Field Organizer for Governor Doyle.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Appellate Court Judge, District 4

Chris Taylor

The Honorable Chris Taylor, a longtime progressive candidate and former Legal and Policy Director of PPAWI, is running unopposed for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 4.

Prior to serving on the bench, Chris spent many years in the State legislature authoring and supporting legislation to help PPWI’s patients access care in Wisconsin.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Wisconsin State Senate District 8 

Jodi Habush Sinykin

Jodi Sinykin is running in a competitive race against republican Dan Knodl to represent Wisconsin 8th Senate district – a seat that has been vacated by long time republican senator Alberta Darling.

Jodi is an experienced trial lawyer who has dedicated her career to championing Wisconsin’s precious natural resources, spending the better part of the last two decades serving as a policy expert on freshwater stewardship and wildlife conservation.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Outagamie County Executive

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson, who was first elected as the Outagamie County Executive in 2011, is seeking his fourth term and will face two challengers in the primary elections on February 21st.

He is running on progressive issues such as clean water, right to choose, and access to mental health services.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Mayor of Green Bay

Eric Genrich

Eric Genrich was elected the 42nd Mayor of Green Bay in April 2019. Prior to becoming Mayor, Genrich was elected to the state Assembly in November 2012. Serving three terms, he represented the 90th Assembly District which comprises the majority of the City of Green Bay.

During his time as Mayor of Green Bay, Eric has successfully advanced several progressive ideas such as creating the city’s first Equal Rights Commission and non-discrimination ordinance and more than tripling Green Bay’s LGBTQ equality score from the Human Rights Campaign.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Mayor of Madison

Satya Rhodes-Conway

Satya Rhodes Conway is running for re-election to retain her post as the Mayor of Madison.

Since taking office, Satya has prioritized tackling Madison’s lack affordable housing crisis and has supported projects that enhance the way of life for Black and Brown Madisonians such as supporting the Center for Black Excellence.

Election Date:
April 4, 2023

Mayor of Middleton

Emily Kuhn

Emily Kuhn is currently representing district 4 on the Middleton City Council and is running for Mayor of Middleton.

For the past 20 years, Emily has worked for the federal government doing budgeting and strategic planning and has helped serve her community deal with issues from potholes to public safety for the last 5 years while serving on the Middle City Council.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Mayor of Racine

Cory Mason

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Village of Mt. Pleasant Board of Trustees President

Kelly Gallaher

Kelly Gallaher is an award winning artist, activist and community advocate and is running to be a progressive voice on the Village of Mount Pleasant Board of Trustees in her bid for Board of Trustees President.

She is part of a group of candidates who are running to add more progressive voices to the Village of Mt. Pleasant Board of Trustees.

Election Date:
April 4, 2023

Madison City Council - District 16

Jael Currie

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Madison City Council - District 1

John Duncan

John Duncan is running unopposed to represent District 1 on the Madison Common Council. He is a legal health care professional who has been immersed in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality and civil rights for much of his life.

His campaign is centered around affordable housing, climate change, and advancing DEI efforts at all levels of government.

Election Date: April 4, 2023

Racine Common Council - District 13

Natalia Taft

Election Date: April 4, 2023

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Seeking a PPAWI Endorsement?

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin is proud to endorse candidates at the state and local levels to help inform our supporters of candidates who are champions of reproductive rights. Our endorsement process has many phases which are outlined below.

Endorsement Process

  1. Endorsement request is received either via email or at the recommendation of at PPAWI staff member and an interview with PPAWI’s Government Relations Staff is scheduled.
  2. Candidate is interviewed by Government Relations Staff.
  3. Candidate is sent survey.
    **Please note that a completed survey, which is reviewed and scored by Government Relations Staff, is required to move forward with the endorsement process.**
  4. Once the survey is received, reviewed, and scored, the Government Relations Staff sends recommendation to our C4 board for a vote.
  5. Once the board approves the endorsement, candidate is notified via email and advised to not communicate or make requests of anyone of our Independent Expenditure side staff.
  6. Once candidate receives an official notification from our Government Relations Staff of the endorsement, candidate is free to advertise endorsements.

To be considered for endorsement please send an email requesting an endorsement interview to [email protected].. Please note, because of the requirements of our endorsement process, we will not consider any endorsement requests that are less than a week out from the election the request is made for.