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Endorsed Candidates

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. 

2022 Election Details

Election Date:

  • August 9, 2022 - Partisan Primary
  • November 8, 2022 -  Fall Election
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Wisconsin Statewide Races

Wisconsin State Superintent of Public Instruction

Dr. Jill Underley

Dr. Underly is a lifelong educator with over two decades of public education experience, including her current 6 years as the Superintendent of the Pecatonica School District. She is running on issues that are important to the PPWI’s patients such as fair and full funding for public schools, early childhood education, and comprehensive sexual education in all of Wisconsin’s public schools

County & Local Races

Brown County Circuit Court Judge Branch 4

Rachel Maes

Rachel Maes is a Wisconsin native who currently works as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Green Bay. She has spent her legal career trying to make life better and safer for her neighbors in Brown County.

Election Date: April 6, 2021

Appleton Common Council District 15

Walt Hamburger Lontkowski

Walt is a musician who has raised money for nonprofit organization during his concerts, including one for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. He was also a guest at one of PPAWI’s online events in the fall of 2020. Walt is a huge supporter of access to reproductive health care, as well as other progressive issues such as Medicaid Expansion and LGBTQ+ rights.

Election Date: April 6, 2021

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.