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DBA endorses state legislative candidates

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Oct. 19, 2018
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DBA endorses state legislative candidates

 GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Dairy Business Association today endorsed candidates in a number of races for seats in the state Legislature.

 All of the candidates have demonstrated dedication to supporting Wisconsin’s dairy community, said John Holevoet, director of government affairs for the dairy policy group.

 “The state needs legislative leaders who understand the importance of the dairy community to the economy and our rural communities,” Holevoet said. “The candidates we are supporting show an understanding of our key issues and a commitment to addressing them.”

 DBA earlier announced its support for Gov. Scott Walker and Atty. Gen. Brad Schimel for re-election.

 Seventeen state Senate seats are up for election this year. DBA has made endorsements in 10 of those races, presented here in numerical order according to district:

 9th — Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg

11th — Steve Nass, R-Whitewater

13th — Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau

15th — Janis Ringhand, D-Evansville

17th — Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green

19th — Roger Roth, R-Appleton

21st — Van Wanggaard, R-Racine

23rd — Kathy Bernier, R-Chippewa Falls

29th — Jerry Petrowski, R-Marathon

31st — Mel Pittman, R-Plum City

 All 99 seats in the Assembly are up for election. DBA is making endorsements in a wide range of different races, presented here in numerical order according to district:

1st — Joel Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay

2nd —Shae Sortwell, R-Two Rivers

3rd — Ron Tusler, R-Harrison

4th — David Steffen, R-Green Bay

5th — Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna

6th — Gary Tauchen, R-Bonduel

8th — Jocasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee

11th — Jason Fields, D-Milwaukee

18th — Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee

25th — Paul Tittl, R-Manitowoc

26th — Terry Katsma, R-Oostburg

27th — Tyler Vorpagel, R-Plymouth

29th — Rob Stafsholt, R-New Richmond

30th — Shannon Zimmerman, R-River Falls

31st — Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton

32nd — Tyler August, R-Lake Geneva

33rd — Cody Horlacher, R-Mukwonago

34th — Rob Swearingen, R-Rhinelander

35th — Mary Felzkowski, R-Irma

36th — Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz

37th — John Jagler, R-Watertown

38th — Barbara Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc

39th — Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam

40th — Kevin Peterson, R-Waupaca

41st — Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan

42nd — Jon Plumer, R-Lodi

43rd — Don Vruwink, D-Milton

45th — Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit

49th — Travis Tranel, R-Cuba City

51st — Todd Novak, R-Dodgeville

52nd — Jeremy Thiesfeldt, R-Fond du Lac

53rd — Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh

54th — Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh

55th — Mike Rohrkaste, R-Neenah

56th — Dave Murphy, R-Greenville

61st — Samantha Kerkman, R-Salem

63rd — Robin Vos, R-Burlington

67th — Rob Summerfield, R-Bloomer

68th — Jesse James, R-Altoona

69th — Bob Kulp, R-Stratford

70th — Nancy Vandermeer, R-Tomah

71st — Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point

72nd — Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa

75th — Romaine Quinn, R-Barron

79th — Diane Hesselbein, D-Middleton

81st — Dave Considine, D-Baraboo

83rd — Chuck Wichgers, R-Muskego

84th — Mike Kuglitsch R-New Berlin

86th — John Spiros, R-Marshfield

87th — James Edming, R-Glen Flora

89th — John Nygren, R-Marinette

92nd — Treig Pronschinske, R-Mondovi

93rd — Warren Petryk, R-Eleva

97th — Scott Allen, R-Waukesha.

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The Dairy Business Association is a nonprofit organization comprised of Wisconsin dairy farmers, milk processors, vendors and business partners who work to ensure that Wisconsin dairy farmers of all sizes have the support they need to thrive in the state’s economy, communities and food supply chain. The integrated approach is a unique model that fosters collaboration and innovation for the collective good. The association’s core work is advocating for sensible state laws and regulations that affect the dairy community. For more information, visit

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