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John N. Powers, Wittenberg

John N. Powers, Wittenberg, a Vietnam Veteran, has his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UW-Stevens Point and 31 years teaching experience in Shawano county schools. He is a Candidate for Wisconsin's 2nd Senate seat. You can find out more about John Powers for State Senate on FaceBook or at

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  • What Do Rigged Elections Really Look Like?

    Power to draw new legislative district boundaries after 2010 election gave GOP 60% of State Assembly seats with only 46% of the votes and resulted in restrictive voter ID laws, environmental laws written by corporate lobbyists, John Doe changes to protect politicians and attacks on labor. WITTENBERG, WI - You want to talk about rigged elect ...
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  • Has State Senator Rob Cowles Gone Missing?

    Wells in Kewaunee County are unsafe for drinking, the cost of electricity is up, citizens across the state are increasingly concerned about the lack of funding for our public schools, and after 34 years in Madison not a peep from our senator. WITTENBERG, WI - Robert Cowles is chair of the Natural Resources and Energy committee in the state senat ...
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  • Drinking Water in Madison Tainted

    We have problems with our drinking water around the State and muddled thinking with our legislators in Madison. What can be done? WITTENBERG, WI - You have seen the newspaper articles about Wisconsin’s water problems. How in 2009 high level of viruses were found in city water around the state and our legislators required testing and treatm ...
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Jennifer Shilling, State Senator Dist 32 (B)

Jennifer Shilling lives in La Crosse with her husband and two children. She currently represents the 32nd State Senate District which includes La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford, and part of Monroe Counties.
She is serving her first full term as the State Senator for the 32nd Senate District after being elected in a 2011 special election. She previously served as the State Representative for the 95th Assembly District and worked as a legislative aide to State Representative Mark Meyer and Congressman Ron Kind. She is a proud graduate of UW-La Crosse and a former La Crosse County Supervisor.
Jennifer was elected by her colleagues as the Senate Democratic Leader. She has served as a ranking member on the Joint Committee on Finance,which is primarily responsible for crafting the state's biennial budget and reviewing state appropriations and revenues. She has also served on the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications and the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges.
Locally, Jennifer serves as a member of the UW-La Crosse Alumni Association Board of Directors (past President), the UW-La Crosse Chancellor’s Community Council, the La Crosse Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build (Honorary Chairwoman), the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, the La Crosse County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the La Crosse County League of Women Voters, the La Crosse County Democratic Party, the Vernon Women’s Alliance, and the Viroqua Chamber Main Street.

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  • Democratic Vision Prioritizes Future Success

    Quality schools, affordable health care and clean drinking water are central to Gov. Ever's budget and vital to restoring Wisconsin's reputation as a place where the next generation wants to live, work and raise a family. LA CROSSE, WI - Its common for any individual to set goals and plan for their future. Parents want what's best for their kids ...
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  • State Republicans Ask Wisconsinites to "Pay More for Less"

    Republican budget proposal continues to delay road projects, increase health care costs and shift money away from our classrooms and higher education. MADISON, WI - Following his victory last fall, Governor Tony Evers hit the road to visit communities across Wisconsin. After months of open discussions with community leaders, students, families a ...
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  • Sen. Jennifer Shilling: "Close corporate loopholes and treat homeowners fairly"

    We need to build a brighter future for working families, seniors, small-business owners and family farms in Wisconsin. The wealthy and corporations have had enough tax relief. LA CROSSE, WI - Wisconsin families are working harder than ever. But many are finding that no matter how much they sacrifice or how many hours they put in, they live ...
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  • Republicans need a lesson in sportsmanship

    Wisconsin residents made it clear they are tired of divide and conquer politics, but Republican leaders chose to ignore them. MADISON - At a young age, we’re taught about good sportsmanship. Win or lose, you shake hands with your opponent and tell them ‘good game.’ Within a day of victory, Gov.-elect Tony Evers reached out to Republican leaders ...
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  • Democratic Radio "Just Fix It"

    Crumbling roads, deteriorating highways and structurally unsafe bridges have created headaches for Wisconsin drivers. MADISON, WI – Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today. The audio file of this week’s address can be found here. A written transcript of the address is below: “Hi, I’m State Sen ...
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Bruce Nemovitz, Realty Executives

Bruce Nemovitz is a Senior Real Estate Specialist, as well as Certified Senior Advisor. Bruce has sold residential homes in the four county Milwaukee-Metro areas for 35 years. He has published a book called “Moving in the Right Direction”, A Senior’s Guide to Moving and Downsizing. Bruce has just written his second book for the children of seniors, “Guiding Our Parents in the Right Direction”, Practical Advice about Seniors Moving from the Home They Love. This book is now available at Past articles about moving and downsizing and other important information can be found at Bruce received the 2010 “Realtor of the Year” from the 3,800 membership of the GMAR (Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors). Bruce is a featured speaker at several senior communities in the Milwaukee-Metro area. His discussions center on the challenge of moving from a long time home into a senior apartment or community. He has been listed in Milwaukee Magazine’s 5-Star Agents list for the last three years in a row. As such, he’s one of only a handful of Realtors who are continually included in the top 7% in client satisfaction in the Milwaukee Metro area. He’s rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and was a finalist for Concordia College’s Ethical Business Leadership Award. He works with his wife Jeanne at Realty Executives Integrity.

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Criste Greening

Small business owner, public school teacher, and now citizens water activist. As a co-founder of the Citizens' Water Coalition of Wisconsin and board member of Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network I am highly concerned at the rate in which Wisconsin's beautiful natural resources are being depleted and degraded. As citizens we must unite and hold our elected officials responsible for their poor decision making.

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Mark Miller, State Senator 16th District

Mark F. Miller (D-Monona) is serving his third term in the Wisconsin Senate. He represents the 16th Senate District in Dane County. He was elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.

Senator Miller serves on the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs, the Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform, and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. He is the former Senate Democratic Leader and the former Senate Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance.

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  • Democratic Radio "Preparing to Vote"

    Sen. Mark Miller gives you important information on where and how to vote in the Fall General Election on Tuesday, November 6th. MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today. The audio file of this week’s address can be found here. A written transcript of the address is below: “Hello, this i ...
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  • Danger

    MADISON, November 7, 2017 - Today’s Senate session had one theme. Danger. Senate Republicans passed several egregious bills today that do nothing to better the lives of Wisconsinites, but rather put them at risk. There is no logical reason to make recounts for elections harder, except it consolidates power for those who hold it. There is no fatho ...
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  • Sen. Mark Miller: What Happened to Wisconsin?

    Native Americans, originating from the Great Law of the Iroquois, have approached conservation decisions made today as ones that should benefit the people seven generations from now. Today, we seem to be rushing towards a new era, one where promises of the past are cast aside in the name of eliminating obstacles for business. MADISON - Wisconsin ...
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  • Waters of Wisconsin and High Capacity Wells

    Sen. Mark Miller talks about SB76, which gives high capacity well owners priority over all other users of Wisconsin waters including shoreline property owners, anglers, boaters, tourist businesses, small farmers, and rural households. MONONA, WI - The waters of Wisconsin belong to the people of Wisconsin. This provision is enshrined in our state ...
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Tim Burns, Supreme Court Candidate

Tim Burns is a partner at a law firm in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a former co-chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

A graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Tim is licensed in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. Tim's national practice focuses on making insurance companies live up to their obligations to their policyholders.

Tim also serves on the national board of the American Constitution Society and he chairs the Fair and Impartial Courts Committee of the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Tim and his wife Pam, have chosen Middleton to raise their family. Married for over 20 years, they have three children

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Assembly Democrats, Britt Cudaback

Assembly Democrats, Britt Cudaback has not set their biography yet

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  • Medicaid Matters to Wisconsin American Health Care Act passed in the House cuts $839 billion from Medicaid, removes coverage from millions, and drastically alters healthcare protections for the rest. It would shift billions to Wisconsin taxpayers and does nothing to reduce health care costs, it only reduce ...
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League of Women Voters Wisconsin

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Melanie Conklin has not set their biography yet

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League of Women Voters WI, Erin Grunze

Erin Grunze is the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 19 local Leagues in Wisconsin. Follow @LWV_WI on Twitter.

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  • Gov. Walker’s Plan for Milwaukee State Building

    Built in 1963, the current State Office Building on 6th Street in Milwaukee is old and needs to be replaced, but maybe we should combine it with some County functions to save time and money. MILWAUKEE – Last week, Governor Scott Walker announced his plans to sell state offices in Milwaukee to a private developer and build a new state building in ...
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Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Beau Stafford

Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Beau Stafford has not set their biography yet

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Rick Staggenborg, MD

Dr. Rick Staggenborg is a retired VA psychiatrist, former Army member and member of Veterans for Peace. He is a member of the Save Our VA Action Team in Roseburg, OR.

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Patty Schachtner, State Senator 10th District

State Senator Patty Schachtner represents Wisconsin’s tenth senate district. The district covers parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties. She serves as the chief medical examiner for St. Croix County and has investigated deaths by suicide. She is a gun owner and practices safe gun storage methods.

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  • Clean Water a Deliberate Policy Choice

    State Senator Patty Schachtner examines clean drinking water and it's effect upon healthy communities, our economy, and our Wisconsin way of life. MADISON - In past years, the safety of our drinking water has come to the forefront of Wisconsin’s political landscape. Extensive studies have shown not only the scale, but the drastic health cons ...
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  • Happy Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid!

    Northwestern Wisconsin's new Senator Patty Schachtner talks about these crucial health care coverage programs and how we need to expand access to them. SOMERSET, WI - Medicare and Medicaid will celebrate their 53rd birthday on July 30. Since the programs’ inception, millions of elderly, low-income, and disabled Americans have benefited from cruc ...
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  • Suicide: A Tale of Access

    Ease of access to firearms contributes to suicide risk, as does lack of access to mental health resources in many communities. We can reduce the suicide rate, but we must recognize it is an epidemic driven in part by systemic, policy decisions. SOMERSET, WI - Suicide has touched communities across the nation. The deaths of Kate Spade and Anthon ...
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Calab Frostman, State Senator District 1

Calab Frostman, State Senator District 1 has not set their biography yet

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Andy Gronik, Former Candidate for Wisconsin Governor

Andy Gronik, Former Candidate for Wisconsin Governor has not set their biography yet

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  • Gronik Supports Supreme Court Balance of Power Candidate

    Former Candidate for Governor Andy Gronik urges all his friends and supporters to help Judge Lisa Neubauer become our next Supreme Court Justice. MILWAUKEE - When things get out of balance they tend not to work as well, or not at all.  That’s why the framers of our constitution imagined a system where powers would be balanced between ...
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  • Andy Gronik Supports Local Candidates

    Avoid Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel's sleight-of-hand politics. Gabriel Gomez, Shyla Deacon, Julie Henszey, Kriss Marion, Dan Kohl and Erica Flynn want to get back to representing YOU. MILWAUKEE, WI - The political season is in full on misdirection with Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel competing to b ...
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Ed Wall

Ed Wall was a 32-year career public safety professional who served as the Administrator of Wisconsin Emergency Management and Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In August 2018, he released his book Unethical; Life in Scott Walker’s Cabinet and the Dirty $ide of Politics.

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  • Ed Wall: Scott Walker Lacks Ethics

    Former Walker Cabinet insider reveals how the Governor’s lack of ethics and continued efforts to conceal the operations of government from public view stopped him and others from providing the best, cost effective services to Wisconsin's citizens. MADISON - In Wisconsin, a litany of stubborn facts is helping define the race for governor between ...
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  • State Government: Legislators Gather for Nonpartisan Conference

    State Senator's experience at Summit meeting of legislators from other states and around the world gives opportunity to talk, including on redistricting reform. EAU CLAIRE, WI - Last week I joined over 7,000 legislators and staff from other states and around the world in Nashville at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) annual L ...
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  • Wisconsin: Questioning Our Economy

    An economy should work for all people, not just our country’s corporations. A successful economy is more than the unemployment rate. We need to understand the hidden factors in our economy that affect the way people work and raise a family. EAU CLAIRE, WI - Do you ever wonder how our economy stopped working for all of us? How have we arrived at ...
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  • State Government: Transit for Our Future

    Senator Smith explores Wisconsin’s future mass transit needs and the importance of local decision making. Better funding sources are needed so we can make the necessary investments. MADISON - Summer travel season is in full swing. During this busy time, families are crisscrossing through Wisconsin squeezing in those final summer vacations before ...
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  • Enough of Divide and Conquer Politics

    Wisconsin is a great place to live, work and raise a family because of the unique cities that make up our state. Building relationships between our rural and urban communities makes us stronger. MADISON - When politicians have no answers, they find a way to distract constituents. Politicians have a knack for finding a scapegoat to blame when a p ...
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  • Wisconsin Government: Trust the Voters

    Sen. Smith writes about the history of gerrymandering and the consequences this practice has for voters. Our state needs redistricting reform and fair maps to ensure all Wisconsin voices are heard. MADISON - Redistricting is right around the corner in 2021. New legislative and congressional district maps will be drawn up after the census by the ...
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