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When the Wisconsin Legislature is in session, WRA lobbies to shape public policy. But when campaign season comes around, WRA works to shape the legislature by supporting candidates we can expect to support our key issues during their term.

WRA’s candidate endorsement process gives all candidates the opportunity to inform us where they stand on key issues that impact our industry and the state’s economy as a whole. WRA meets with, interviews and educates candidates on issues that may be coming up in the Capitol in the near future.

Help pick candidates worthy of WRA’s support.
Share information with WRA about candidates that support our industry and small business. Contact Pete Hanson, WRA VP of Public Affairs at phanson@wirestaurant.org or 800.589.3211.

General Election: Tuesday, November 8th
WRA encourages you to get out and vote for candidates who understand and support small businesses. This is a preliminary list of candidates for whom the WRA Board of Directors has found a compelling reason to make an endorsement in the primary election. The Board will likely add more candidates to this list as the primary elections draws closer. In the Fall, this list will be replaced by a list of endorsed candidates for the general elections.

State Senate
Robert Cowles* (R-Green Bay); Senate District 2
Tom Tiffany* (R-Hazelhurst); Senate District 12
Luther Olsen (R-Ripon); Senate District 14

Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac); Senate District 18

State Assembly
Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay); Assembly District 1
Andre Jacques (R-De Pere); Assembly District 2
Ron Tusler (R-Appleton); Assembly District 3
David Steffen (R-Green Bay); Assembly District 4
Jim Steinke* (R-Kaukauna); Assembly District 5
Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel); Assembly District 6
Jason Fields* (D-Milwaukee); Assembly District 11
Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield); Assembly District 14
Leon Young* (D-Milwaukee); Assembly District 16
Christine Sinicki* (D-Milwaukee); Assembly District 20
Jessie Rodriguez (R-Oak Creek); Assembly District 21
Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc); Assembly District 25
Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg); Assembly District 26
Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth); Assembly District 27
Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake); Assembly District 28
Rob Stafsholt* (R-New Richmond); Assembly District 29
Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton); Assembly District 31
Mary Czaja (R-Irma); Assembly District 35
John Jagler (R-Watertown); Assembly District 37
Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc); Assembly District 38
Mark Born (R-Beaver Damn); Assembly District 39
Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan); Assembly District 41
Keith Ripp (R-Lodi); Assembly District 42
Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg); Assembly District 50
Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville); Assembly District 51
Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac); Assembly District 52
Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh); Assembly District 54
Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah); Assembly District 55
Robert Brooks* (R-Saukville); Assembly District 60
Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem); Assembly District 61
Robin Vos* (R-Burlington); Assembly District 63
Dennis Hunt (D-Chippewa Falls); Assembly District 67
Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls); Assembly District 68
Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa); Assembly District 72
Romaine Quinn (R-Chetek); Assembly District 75
Dave Considine (D-Baraboo); Assembly District 81
John Spiros (R-Marshfield); Assembly District 86
Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska); Assembly District 94



Candidates in bold are incumbents.
Asterisk (*) indicates candidate qualifies for the WRA "Restaurant Caucus" because of their significant experience in restaurant operations.

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