The OI will be running a 4 part series this weekend on the November 6, 2018 election. The election is loaded with high profile offices and candidates, and will have significant impact locally, statewide and beyond.
For part 1, we are simply sharing ballot information. Parts 2 and 3 will dive into the details of what the election means and why it matters. Part 4 will detail how to vote.
Part 1: Candidates (in alphabetical order by last name) on Oshkosh ballots:
1. WI GOVERNOR/LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (Vote for one)
- Phillip Anderson / Patrick Baird – Libertarian
- Arnie Enz / No Candidate – The Wisconsin Party
- Tony Evers / Mandela Barnes – Democrat
- Maggie Turnbull / Wil Losch – Independent
- Scott Walker / Rebecca Kleefisch – Republican (incumbent)
- Michael J. White / Tiffany Anderson – Wisconsin Green Party
2. WI ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote for one)
- Josh Kaul – Democrat
- Terry Larson – Constitution
- Brad Schimel – Republican (incumbent)
3. SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote for one)
- Doug La Follette – Democrat (incumbent)
- Jay Schroeder – Republican
4. STATE TREASURER (Vote for one)
- Sarah Godlewski – Democrat
- Travis Hartwig – Republican
- Andrew Zuelke – Constitution
5. UNITED STATES SENATOR (Vote for one)
- Tammy Baldwin – Democrat (incumbent)
- Leah Vukmir – Republican
6. REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 6 (Vote for one)
- Glenn Grothman – Republican (incumbent)
- Dan Kohl – Democrat
*note that some readers in the town of Oshkosh, Vinland, parts of Winneconne, parts of Fox Crossing, and parts of Wolf River may vote in the 8th Congressional District.
7.A. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE WI ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 53 (ONLY IN Towns of Algoma, Black Wolf, Nekimi, Nepeuskun, Omro, Oshkosh, Rushford and Utica; City of Omro; and Part of the City of Oshkosh) (Vote for one)
- Joe Lavrenz – Democrat
- Michael Schraa – Republican (incumbent)
7.B. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 54 (ONLY IN most of City of Oshkosh) (Vote for one)
- Gordon Hintz – Democrat (incumbent)
8. COUNTY REFERENDUM Question 1: Should the state legislature enact proposed legislation that closes the Dark Store loopholes, which currently allow commercial retail properties to significantly reduce the assessed valuation and property tax of such properties by using closed, vacant (dark) properties as comparable properties for determining the assessed value of open, occupied, and fully operational properties, resulting in a substantial shift in taxes levied against other tax paying entities such as residential home owners, and/or cuts in essential services provided by an affected municipality?
9.COUNTY REFERENDUM Question 2: Should the Wisconsin State Legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of a legislative and congressional redistricting plan?