AFP-WI Congratulates State Legislature Victors, Sets Course for Future Wins

Nov 7, 2018 by AFP

MADISON, Wis. – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) celebrated the policy champions who won election to the Wisconsin Legislature and looks forward to continuing working with them and other lawmakers to double down on policies that break barriers that keep Wisconsinites from improving their lives and communities. Every candidate for state legislature AFP-WI backed has won or is winning their election. AFP-WI had invested six-figures in grassroots activities and paid media to urge Wisconsinites to vote for these lawmakers.

AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott issued the following statement:

“These lawmakers have driven policies that have helped people improve their lives and we’re excited to build even stronger coalitions with them in the upcoming session. Wisconsinites have enjoyed historically low unemployment and more money in their pockets under the leadership of these lawmakers but there is still much work to be done. We applaud our activists for their tireless efforts in driving conversations about these reformers throughout the state and we will build on this momentum to continue breaking barriers to opportunity and building more policy champions in 2019 and beyond.”

The following candidates for state senate had earned the support of AFP-WI and won their elections:

  • Rep. Kathy Bernier currently represents Assembly District 68 in western Wisconsin and will now represent Senate District 23
  • Rep. Andre Jacque currently represents Assembly District 2 in northeast Wisconsin and will now represent Senate District 1
  • Sen. Howard Marklein currently represents Senate District 17 of southwest Wisconsin and was re-elected
  • Sen. Devin LaMahieu currently represents Senate District 9 and was re-elected

 

The following candidates for state assembly had earned the support of AFP-WI and won their elections:

  • Rep. Mary Felzkowski was re-elected to represent Assembly District 35
  • Rep. Rob Hutton was re-elected to represent Assembly District 13
  • Rep. Daniel Knodl was re-elected to represent Assembly District 24
  • Rep. John Macco was re-elected to represent Assembly District 88
  • Rep. Romaine Quinn was re-elected to represent Assembly District 75
  • Rep. Rob Stafsholt was re-elected to represent Assembly District 29
  • Rep. Shannon Zimmerman was re-elected to represent Assembly District 30

 

The following candidates earned the support of AFP-WI and are currently leading in their races, which at the time of this distribution have yet to be called:

  • Rep. Dale Kooyenga currently represents Assembly District 14 in southeast Wisconsin and is running to represent Senate District 5
  • Matt Adamczyk is currently Wisconsin’s Treasurer and is running to represent Assembly District 14
  • Rep. Jim Ott currently represents Assembly District 23 and is running for reelection

Background:

AFP-WI Announces Six-Figure Investment to Bolster Champions in Key Senate Races (10/9/18)

AFP-WI Announces Six-Figure Investment to Support Champions in Key Assembly Races (11/6/2018)

 

For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724. 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org

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