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  • Sunday, April 03, 2011

    WISCONSIN FOCUS: Endorsement Roundup for CRITICAL April 5th Eleection in Wisconsin

    With right wing extremist Republican/teabaggers in Wisconsin trying to bust unions for the benefit of the Billionaire Koch Brothers of NYC, April 5's elections in Wisconsin are a prime opportunity for pro-union progressives to push back.

    It is CRITICAL that every pro-union progressive voter in Wisconsin VOTE on April 5th. Here are the endorsements of local progressive and union organizations I could track down (mainly union and gay rights groups). I include links to some of the candidates' websites in the first set of endorsements (almost all the endorsements are the same, indicating a very close agreement between labor and gay rights organizations). Here they are:

    SEIU Wisconsin State Council Announces Spring 2011 Endorsements

    Chris Abele – Milwaukee County Executive (CRITICAL RACE...this was Scott Walker's old seat, so electing Abele would send a very clear message)

    Ken Hall – Racine County Executive (Ken Hall has been supported by Progressive Majority since he first ran for office)

    JoAnne Kloppenburg – State Supreme Court Justice (THE MOST CRITICAL RACE!!!)

    Jason Haas – Milwaukee County Board District 14 (Another important race...Haas' opponent is a right wing extremist Teabagger)

    Meagan Holman – Milwaukee School Board District 8 (EXCELLENT candidate...she has also been endorsed by various teachers' unions)

    Joe Parisi – Dane County Executive

    Eyon Biddle – Milwaukee County Supervisor District 10

    Pedro Colón – Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Branch 18

    Steve Doyle – Assembly District 94

    Terry Falk – Milwaukee School Board At Large

    Gerald Glazer – Milwaukee School Board District 2

    Tom Nelson – Outagamie County Executive

    Dave Cieslewicz – Madison Mayor (Website has a GREAT Union Solidarity photo!)


    Milwaukee Area Labor Council AFL-CIO Endorsements: (via email)

    o JoAnne Kloppenburg – Wisconsin Supreme Court

    o Chris Abele – Milwaukee County Executive

    o Pedro Colon – Milwaukee Circuit Court, Branch 18

    o Eyon Biddle – Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 10

    o Jason Haas – Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 14

    o Terry Falk – School Board, At-Large

    o Michael Bonds – School Board, District 3

    o Meagan Holman – School Board, District 8

    o Mark Sain – School Board, District 1


    FAIR WISCONSIN PAC ENDORSEMENTS:
    Fair Wisconsin PAC endorses candidates running for office who advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

    COUNTY EXEC:

    DANE: Joe Parisi
    MILWAUKEE: Chris Abele
    OUTAGAMIE: Thomas Nelson

    COUNTY BOARD:

    MILWAUKEE:
    Eyon Biddle, District 10
    Jason Haas, District 14

    MAYOR:

    GREEN BAY: Pat Evans
    MADISON: Dave Cieslewicz
    OSHKOSH: Tony Palmeri
    STEVENS POINT: Mike Wiza

    CITY COUNCIL:

    BELOIT: Mark Spreitzer
    JANESVILLE: Sam Liebert

    LA CROSSE:
    Bill Brockmiller, District 13
    Marilyn Wigdahl, District 16

    MADISON:
    Fair Wisconsin PAC invited all candidates in all contested districts to seek an endorsement. Bold indicates that only one candidate in the district returned our questionnaire.

    District 1: Lisa Subeck
    District 2: Sam Stevenson
    District 6: Marsha Rummel and Twink Jan-McMahon
    District 7: Steve King and Nathan Judnic
    District 8: Scott Resnick
    District 10: Brian Solomon and Tom Farley
    District 11: Chris Schmidt and Brandon White
    District 13: Sue Ellingson
    District 14: Anita Weier
    District 20: Matt Phair

    OSHKOSH: Jef Hall

    JUDICIAL: Pedro Colon, Branch 18

    ASSEMBLY SPECIAL ELECTION: Steve Doyle, AD 94


    Equality Wisconsin
    Vote for these LGBT Allies on April 5th

    Supreme Court Justice: Joanne F. Kloppenburg
    http://www.kloppenburgforjustice.com/

    Milwaukee County Executive: Chris Abele
    http://www.chrisabele.com/

    Milwaukee County Supervisor, 10th District: Eyon Biddle
    http://www.biddleformilwaukee.com/

    Milwaukee County Supervisor, 14th District: Jason Haas
    http://www.haasformilwaukee.com/

    Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge: Pedro Colon
    http://www.judgepedrocolon.com/

    Milwaukee Public School Board: Terry Falk, City Wide
    http://www.falk4kids.com/

    I.B.E.W. Local Union 890 Endorsements for the upcoming April 5th Elections

    Beloit City Council: Mark Spreitzer

    Beloit School Board: Ruben Rodriguez, Mike Ramsdail

    Beloit Township: Tim Guenther

    Town of Turtle: Roger Anclam

    Janesville City Council: Russ Steeber, George Brunner, Sam Liebert, Deborah Dongarra Adams

    Janesville School Board: Kevin Murray, Fred Shahlapour

    Wisconsin Supreme Court: JoAnne Kloppenburg


    VOTE APRIL 5TH!!!!

    And while you are at it, Sign Republican Recall Petition At Polling Places April 5th. Once we win big on April 5th the next big push will be to recall the anti-union Republicans who broke the law to pass their union-busting bill.


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