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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. 

2020 Election Details

Election Date:

  • August 11, 2020 - Partisan Primary
  • November 3, 2020 -  Presidential Election
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Wisconsin State Senate

Senate District 4

Sen. Lena Taylor

Senator Taylor is a Milwaukee native who has been an advocate and supporter of PPAWI since she was first elected to the State Legislature in 2003.

Opponent: Unopposed 

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Senate District 6

Sen. LaTonya Johnson

Senator LaTonya Johnson is seeking re-election in SD 6. She has been a strong advocate of reproductive health care even before she was elected to office and has shared her own personal story of how Planned Parenthood was there for her when she needed health care.

Opponent: Michelle Bryant (D), Alciro Deacon (R)

Election Date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Senate District 8

Neal Plotkin

Neal Plotkin is an enthusiastic and optimist Democrat running to defeat a longtime Republican senator, Alberta Darling, in SD 8. Neal supports access to health care and the right of individuals to decide when, and if, to start a family, without political interference.

Opponent: Alberta Darling (R) 

Election date: November 3, 2020

Senate District 10

Sen. Patty Schachtner

Senator Patty Schachtner is seeking re-election to represent SD 10 and has been an advocate for the people of rural Wisconsin her entire life and a consistent supporter of health care and reproductive health.  She is a former EMT, Supervisor for the Star Prairie township, and Somerset School Board member. Patty also currently serves as the St. Croix County Medical Examiner. Throughout her tenure, she has been a strong voice for women, sharing her personal stories and first-hand experience as a medical examiner.

Opponents: Either Cherie Link (R), Robert Stafsholt (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Senate District 18

Aaron Wojciechowski

Aaron Wojciechowski is running to defeat Senator Dan Feyen, a Republican who is endorsed by Wisconsin Right to Life and other organizations that oppose access to reproductive health care. Aaron is running on a platform to improve access to health care, strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and implement criminal justice reform.

Opponent: Dan Feyen (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Senate District 24

Paul Piotrowski

Paul Piotrowski (D) is a retired officer for the Stevens Point Police Department who served his hometown for close to 27 years. If elected, Paul vows to support legislation that will expand Wisconsinites’ access to healthcare and medically-accurate, age-appropriate sex ed.

Opponent: Patrick Testin (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Senate District 26

Nada Elmikashfi

Nada Elmikashfi is a young, progressive, Democrat who is running to represent Senate District 26, which is a seat vacated by retiring senator, Fred Risser. If elected, she will be the first Muslim woman in the Wisconsin Legislature. She has garnered the endorsement of community leaders such as Shiva Bidar, who recognize her potential to be a strong voice for underrepresented communities in the Legislature.

Opponents: Kelda Roys (D), Aisha Moe (D), William Henry Davis III (D), Amani Latimer Burris (D), Brian Benford (D), John Imes (D)

Election Date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Senate District 30

Jonathon Hansen

Jonathon Hansen is the nephew of outgoing State Senator Dave Hansen, who represented SD 30 for the past 20 years. Jonathon understands that a person’s right to make their own reproductive health care decisions has been under constant attack in recent years by Republican legislators, and vows to do everything he can to protect those rights.

Opponent: Sandra Ewald (D) Eric Wimberger (R)

Election date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020 

Senate District 32

Brad Pfaff

Brad Pfaff is a Dairy Farmer and Democrat in the La Crosse area running to fill Senator Jennifer Shilling’s seat in Senate District 32. He supports PPAWI’s broad vision for success - specifically health care policies aimed at lifting up working families, strengthening communities, and expanding economic security in our state.

Opponents: Paul Michael Weber (D), Jayne Swiggum (D), Dan Kapanke (R)

Election Date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

 

Wisconsin State Assembly

 

Assembly District 3

Emily Voight

Emily Voight is not only a strong advocate for women’s health care, but also other important issues such as criminal justice reform, fair elections, and ballot access. She has a strong political background stemming from her childhood when she worked with her dad on his campaigns for Appleton City Council and State Treasurer. She is running against Ron Tusler, a Wisconsin Right to Life endorsed candidate who has consistently supported legislation that limits a patient’s right to access reproductive health care services.

Opponent: Ron Tusler (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 7

Rep. Daniel Riemer

Rep. Riemer knows how important access to quality, affordable healthcare is to everyone, especially young people. He has been a champion for reproductive rights, medically accurate sexual & reproductive education and for fair elections during his time in the Legislature.

Opponent: Unopposed

Election Date:  November 3, 2020

Assembly District 8

JoAnna Bautch

JoAnna Bautch is running to fill the seat vacated by her sister JoCasta Zamarripa, to represent Assembly District 8. JoAnna is a community organizer and communications professional who has spent her career working with advocacy and non-profit organizations across Milwaukee. JoAnna has advocated for women of color and worked to strengthen the grassroots voting power of Milwaukee’s near south side.

Opponents: Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D), Enrique Murguia (D) in the primary. Ruben Velez (R) or Angel C. Sanchez (R) in the general election.

Election Date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Assembly District 9

Rep. Marisabel Cabrera

Rep. Marisabel Cabrera is a first-term State Assemblywoman seeking re-election in AD 9. She was endorsed by PPAWI in her previous election and we are proud to endorse her again. Rep. Cabrera will continue to be a strong voice in the State Legislature for Latinx communities, and for reproductive health care.

Opponents: Christian Saldivar (D) Veronica Diaz (R)

Election Date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Assembly District 10

Rep. David Bowen

Rep. Bowen is not only a compelling advocate for healthcare, but for a broad range of issues that impact his community. He is eager to listen and to lead for his constituents.

Opponent: Unopposed

Election Date:  November 3, 2020

Assembly District 11

Tomika Vukovic

Tomika has a long history of public service. She is a current City of Glendale City Council member, a current member of the Glendale River Hills School District Board, and a community organizer. She knows the importance of reproductive healthcare and the impact it has on women and families’ abilities to succeed personally and economically.

Opponents: Dora Drake (D), Curtis Allan Cook II (D), Carl Gates (D), Orlando Owens (R)

Election date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Assembly District 12

Rep. Lakeshia Myers

Rep. Myers has been vocal about unjust actions of law enforcement against people of color, as well as opposing legislation that would harm Planned Parenthood patients. In her first term, she voted against the so-called “Personhood Act” which would have advanced a state constitutional amendment allowing the legislature to ban abortion at any point in pregnancy.

Opponent: Ozell Cox (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 13

Sara Rodriguez

Sara is a Registered Nurse and has worked in public health and population health for her entire career. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Population Health at a local health care system. She is a former Planned Parenthood volunteer and understands health care and the policies Wisconsin needs to make care more accessible.

Opponent: Rob Hutton (R)

Election date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 14

Robyn Vining

Access to affordable healthcare is a pillar of Rep. Vining’s campaign. During her tenure in the legislature she authored and co-authored multiple pieces of legislation that support PPAWI’s mission and values, in addition to opposing harmful bills. She is a leader on making government accessible and accountable to the people.

Opponents: Bonnie Lee, Linda Boucher, Rick Braun, Steven Shevey (all Republicans)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 15

Jessica Katzenmeyer

Focusing on healthcare, Jessica believes that workers and families should not have to risk debt for life-saving hospital visits and medicine. As a transgender woman, she would bring a unique perspective on LGBTQ+ and women's rights to the Wisconsin Legislature. She is running against incumbent Republican, Joe Sanfelippo, who has consistently supported legislation that has created barriers to prevent patients from accessing abortion care in Wisconsin.

Opponent: Joe Sanfelippo (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 16

Rep. Kalan Haywood

Rep. Haywood is celebrating the completion of his first term in the State legislature and has already introduced bills that support our youth and social justice. He has partnered with PPAWI to support the future of reproductive health care in our state.

Opponents: Dennis C Walton (I)

Election Date:  November 3, 2020 

Assembly District 18

Rep. Evan Goyke

Rep. Goyke was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 and has been a leading advocate of PPAWI ever since. He is always eager to listen to and lift up those most impacted by policy decisions in the Capitol.

Opponent: Unopposed

Election Date:  November 3, 2020

Assembly District 19

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff has served Assembly District 19 since 2014 when PPAWI first endorsed him. Not only has Rep. Brostoff championed women’s rights, but he has also supported non-partisan redistricting and better access to the ballot for disenfranchised communities.

Opponent: Helmut Fritz (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 20

Rep. Christine Sinicki

Rep. Sinicki has represented AD 20 for more than 20 years after first being elected in 1998. She has been a long-time friend and advocate of PPAWI.

Opponent: Unopposed

Election Date:  November 3, 2020

Assembly District 23

Deb Andraca

Deb Andraca is running to defeat an incumbent who has voted time and time again to limit access to healthcare, including birth control and abortion care.  She believes a woman should be allowed to make her own decisions about her body, in consultation with her family and her doctor.

Opponent: Jim Ott (R)

Election date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 24

Emily Siegrist

Emily Siegrist is a nurse, a professor, and a veteran of the Army National Guard whose priorities align with PPAWI’s mission and values. She also brings the unique perspective of being an immigrant who will advocate on behalf of issues that affect immigrant or undocumented patients who rely on Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin for health care. She is running against Dan Knodl who is a Wisconsin Right to Life endorsed candidate who consistently supports harmful legislation, such as the so called “Personhood” bill that was introduced last fall.

Opponent: Daniel Knodl (R) 

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 26

Mary Lynne Donohue

Mary Lynne Donohue (D) is a long time Planned Parenthood supporter who is running to represent the Sheboygan area in the State Assembly. She is a progressive Democrat and practicing attorney with significant leadership experience. She currently serves on Sheboygan’s Common Council and was previously president of the Sheboygan Area School District’s Board of Education.

Opponent: Terry Katsma (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 43

Rep. Don Vruwink

Rep. Vruwick is seeking re-election for his State Assembly seat serving the Edgerton area. He has supported legislation that enabled Planned Parenthood to keep its doors open since he was first elected to the State Assembly in 2016 because he knows how important health care is to his community.

Opponent: Beth Drew (R)

Election date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 45

Rep. Mark Spreitzer

Rep. Spreitzer is a vocal advocate for women’s reproductive rights as well as the LGBTQ+ community. He holds a leadership position in the Assembly and continues to advance legislation that supports the rights of Wisconsinites to make their own healthcare decisions.

Opponent: Tawny Gustina (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 46

Rep. Gary Hebl

Rep. Hebl has been a longtime supporter of PPAWI and has also championed voting rights during his 16-year tenure in public service. Representing Sun Prairie, with PPWI’s Madison East health center near his district, Rep. Hebl has been a strong advocate for reproductive health.

Opponent: Terry Lyon (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 47

Rep. Jimmy Anderson

Rep. Anderson has been a huge supporter of PPAWI and advocate for our issues since he was first elected in 2016. He’s supported legislation that positively affects PPWI patients in all aspects of their lives, such as disability services and protections for the LGBTQ+ community.

Opponent: Phil Anderson (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 51

Kriss Marion

Kriss Marion is a Democrat that is running to defeat Todd Novak, a conservative Republican who was elected in 2014 to represent the Dodgeville area. She is running on issues including fair electoral maps and increasing access to healthcare by expanding Medicaid.

Opponent: Todd Novak (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 54

Rep. Gordon Hintz

Rep. Hintz has been a leader on reproductive health and access to healthcare for his entire tenure. He also serves as Assembly Democratic Leader and previously served on the Joint Finance Committee, advocating for responsible investments in education, infrastructure and healthcare. Rep. Hintz knows that being healthy and safe is key to the success of all Wisconsinites and prioritizes these issues in his leadership.

Opponent: Pete Kohlhoff (R) Donny Herman (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 57

Lee Snodgrass

Lee Snodgrass is running to fill AD 57, where Rep. Amanda Stuck (who has represented the Appleton area since 2014) is leaving to run for Congress. Lee seeks to be an advocate for Appleton and LGBTQ+ communities because she feels they are under attack by legislators.

Opponent: Eric Beach (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 64

Rep. Tip McGuire

During his short tenure in the Wisconsin Legislature, Rep. McGuire has supported PPAWI’s mission and values, as well as bringing a new, younger voice to the Capitol.  We look forward to his continued leadership in the Kenosha community.

Opponent: Ed Hibsch (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 65

Rep. Tod Ohnstad

Rep. Ohnstad was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 and has been working hard to improve access to reproductive health ever since. He has served on multiple committees that oversee health care legislation during his time in office and always considers the impact they will have on real people in our state.

Opponent: Crystal J. Miller (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 66

Rep. Greta Neubauer

Rep. Neubauer is one of PPAWI’s biggest champions in the State Legislature and a true organizer at heart. Since taking office, she has supported major pieces of legislature to increase access to reproductive healthcare, such as the Respect Women Act, in addition to opposing proposed abortion restrictions that have no basis in medicine.

Opponent: William Leverson (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 69

Brian Giles

Brian Giles is running on a strong platform to protect our democracy and the right to vote. He has supported important proposals to ensure access to absentee voting and fair legislative maps. Brian is running an important race in a district where the incumbent is not running for reelection.

Opponent: Brian is unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face off against the winner of Republican primary in the fall election

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 71

Katrina Shankland

Since taking office, Rep. Shankland has consistently supported PPAWI’s issues, including her authorship of legislative to ensure insurance companies will cover the costs of a 12-month supply of birth control. Rep. Shankland strives to work across the aisle to pass legislation that benefits everyone.

Opponent: Scott C. Soik (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 74

Rep. Beth Meyers

Rep. Meyers represents Bayfield, Ashland, Iron and Price counties along with sections of Douglas. She has been Assembly Minority Caucus Secretary since 2015. She is a PPAWI champion and works hard to introduce and get bipartisan support for legislation that reflects our mission and values.

Opponent: James Bolen (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 77

Rep. Shelia Stubbs

Rep. Stubbs was the first African American elected to serve in Dane County and has been a refreshing voice for the Madison community. She is a longtime public servant--serving on numerous nonprofit boards and winning numerous awards for her work on behalf of social justice.

Opponent: Unopposed

Election Date:  November 3, 2020

Assembly District 78

Rep. Lisa Subeck

Rep. Subeck has not only been vocal on PPAWI’s issues but was the lead author of the Abortion Access Protection Act this past session, legislation which would repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 criminal ban on abortion at any point in pregnancy. This legislation would protect access to abortion care in Wisconsin if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Opponent: Rob Slamka (D)

Election Date: August 11, 2020

Assembly District 79

Rep. Dianne Hesselbein

Rep. Hesselbein is the Assistant Democratic Leader in the State Assembly and has used her position to advocate for policies that support women and families. She is a champion for reproductive health and access to quality, affordable healthcare for all.

Opponent: Victoria Fueger (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 80

Rep. Sondy Pope

Rep. Pope is a strong advocate for all Wisconsinites’ ability to access quality health care. She authored Paid Family Medical Leave legislation in Wisconsin and is a firm believer that no one should have to choose between starting a family or caring for their loved ones and keeping their job.

Opponents: Kimberly Smith (D) Chase Binnie (R)

Election date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Assembly District 81

Rep. Dave Considine

Rep. Considine is a retired middle school teacher who has represented the Baraboo area since 2014. He has been a solid champion for PPAWI in the legislature, supporting proactive women’s health legislation and fighting to keep the doors of Planned Parenthood health centers open across the state.

Opponent: David J. Dahlke (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 88

Kristin Lyerly

Kristin Lyerly is an obstetrician/gynecologist and abortion provider with a long history of advocacy in women’s health. She is challenging a Republican incumbent who has voted consistently to make healthcare, including birth control, harder to access. Kristin is an experienced advocate and has spoken out against laws that are harmful to her patients and neighbors.

Opponent: John Macco (R)

Election date: August 11, 2020

Assembly District 90

Kristina Shelton

Kristina Shelton is a strong advocate for women’s reproductive health care, as well as other social justice issues. She is running in the primary against Democrat Staush Gruszynski, who admitted to sexually harassing a legislative staff person. This type of misconduct in office does not represent the values of PPAWI and our supporters. Who we elect to office matters, and we expect our elected officials to live up to the values that they express on the campaign trail  Kristina understands that all forms of reproductive care are healthcare and is committed to protecting reproductive rights for all Wisconsinites.

Opponent: Staush Gruszynski (D) + Drew Kirsteatter (R)

Election Date: August 11, 2020 and November 3, 2020

Assembly District 91

Rep. Jodi Emerson

Rep. Emerson is a progressive leader representing the Eau Claire Community.  She prioritizes affordable health care access and social justice in her work in the Capitol.  Rep. Emerson believes everyone should be able to get the care they need, whether it is mental health support or affordable birth control.

Opponent: Charlie Walker (R) 

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 94

Steve Doyle

Rep. Doyle has sponsored legislation to improve the state economy, increase healthcare access and to support public education. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2011 and has represented the La Crosse County community since then.

Opponent: Leroy D. Brown (I) and Kevin Hoyer (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Assembly District 95

Rep. Jill Billings

Rep. Billings has been a strong voice for women’s rights in the State Legislature and in the La Crosse community. Last year, Rep. Billings personally welcomed PPWI to her district by attending the open house celebration when Planned Parenthood merged with Essential Health Clinic. PPAWI is proud to endorse her as she continues to fight for access to care in her community.

Opponent: Jerome Gundersen (R)

Election Date: November 3, 2020