WISCONSIN SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
The only statewide competitive race on the ballot is for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Incumbent Tony Evers is being challenged by Lowell Holtz. Here are two candidate comparison charts for that race:
WISCONSIN FAMILY COUNCIL EDUCATIONAL INFO ON EVERS & HOLTZ (suitable for churches)
GENERAL INFORMATION COMPARISON ON EVERS & HOLTZ (not suitable for churches)
Holtz garners second-most votes in Primary for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Madison, WI – Dr. Lowell Holtz, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, took the second highest vote total in yesterday’s statewide primary election. Incumbent Tony Evers placed first, with John Humphries placing a distant third. Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) endorsed Dr. Holtz earlier this month. Evers and Holtz move on to the general election on Tuesday, April 4.
WFA PAC director Julaine Appling said, “We congratulate Dr. Holtz on yesterday’s election. Primary elections are never easy—and spring nonpartisan elections are notoriously difficult. All things considered he put in a solid performance.
“We believe Dr. Holtz is well positioned to go head to head with Tony Evers in the general election. He provides a stark contrast with Dr. Evers on many issues, including school choice and Common Core. Wisconsin voters who are concerned about these issues as well as wanting to hold public schools accountable while ensuring they are doing an excellent job of educating children should vote for Dr. Holtz in April.
“WFA PAC believes it is time for a real change at the Department of Public Instruction and that Dr. Holtz, with his experience, expertise, and beliefs, is the change we need. We wish Dr. Holtz the very best as he campaigns over the next six weeks and urge Wisconsin voters to plan now to go to polls and vote for him on April 4.”
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Madison, WI – Today Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) announced it has endorsed Dr. Lowell Holtz, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Julaine Appling, WFA PAC director, made the following statement:
“We are honored to endorse a candidate of the caliber of Dr. Lowell Holtz for this important office. Dr. Holtz’s personal educational preparation and attainment, coupled with his hands-on experience are extremely well suited for this position. But more important to us is his character and his positions on the critical issues surrounding education today.
“Dr. Holtz understands that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Department of Public Instruction don’t need to be adversarial to school choice. He rightly believes parents, not the state, are ultimately responsible for the education of their children; and he is therefore rightly supportive of giving parents more options for fulfilling that responsibility. We’ve not had a State Superintendent of Public Instruction with that mindset for decades. This is the election where that needs to change.
Read more here.
YOUR Vote Could Be IN DANGER
If you thought the November Election was over, think again. Wisconsin is preparing to count your votes all over again starting as early as this Thursday, December 1, at 9 a.m.
Because apparently those who lost simply cannot accept the final results of the election. Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount in three states, Wisconsin being one of them. Her reason? She does not “trust” our election system. Interestingly, if the 46 electoral votes from these 3 states go to Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump, then Trump goes from 306 electoral votes to 260–10 below the required 270–while Clinton goes from 232 to 278, and would therefore be the winner.
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Equipping Christians to Vote Wisely
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The General election is Tuesday, November 8. Contested races are in U.S. Senate, U.S. House districts, and state legislative districts.
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Before you go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8, or if you are voting early/absentee voting, it’s important to know what the party platforms are so you can see how they align with your core values.
Q. What is a “political platform?”
A. A political platform is a formal set of principal goals which are supported by a political party or individual candidate, in order to appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of garnering the general public’s support and votes about complicated topics or issues.
Q. Why is it important for me to compare the party platforms before I vote?
A. Because each platform is a product that is a reliable statement of what grassroots voters care about.
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To read the Republican Party platform, CLICK HERE.
To read the Democratic Party platform, CLICK HERE.
Wisconsin Family Action Political Action Committee (WFA PAC) has announced endorsements for the Fall 2016 election.
>>>>>>CLICK HERE to review the endorsed candidates.
Last month due to a lawsuit filed by one of Wisconsin’s most liberal organizations, One Wisconsin Now, the state’s rules for early in-person voting changed. The lawsuit alleges the law providing for a 10 day early-in person voting window is discriminatory against minorities, especially those in Milwaukee. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, ordering that all 1,855 Wisconsin municipal clerks could decide for themselves when early voting would begin as well as the days and hours the office would be open for such voting. Some municipalities will begin yet this month.
Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling has this to say, “This has made it more difficult for Wisconsin voters to take advantage of early in-person voting. Now instead of knowing that opportunity is 10 business days before any election, citizens must find out that information directly from their municipal clerk. The State Elections Commission will not be compiling that information. We urge all Wisconsin voters to be aware of this change.”
IMPORTANT! According to Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board, each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality. To find the dates and hours for in-person absentee voting where you live, contact your municipal clerk.
If you need more information, visit Your Election Central on our website by clicking HERE.
Alliance Defending Freedom has announced the release of the newest edition of its free legal guide for churches and ministries regarding political engagement. Alliance Defending Freedom is a not-for-profit legal advocacy group that for 22 years has focused on protecting the right of individuals and churches to freely live out their faith and their mission. The guide is available online HERE or by calling 888-378-7395.
Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Council, says the timing of this new edition is perfect, “With this fall’s major election now less than 60 days away, more and more people are getting informed and involved. Churches and pastors need to know what the law says about what they can and cannot do regarding elections, issues, and candidates. The truth is, as is clear in this guide, pastors and churches have much more freedom than most think they do in this area. They just need to use it.”
The next opportunity to vote in Wisconsin is the General Election NEXT WEEK on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
VOTER ID IS REQUIRED for the November General Election. CLICK HERE to learn what acceptable forms of identification are for voting.
EARLY IN-PERSON/ABSENTEE VOTING: According to Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board, each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality. To find the dates and hours for in-person absentee voting where you live, contact your municipal clerk.
ABSENTEE VOTING: All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason. Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. Voters may request their absentee ballot in writing. To request an absentee ballot, CLICK HERE. You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
CLICK HERE to learn where to vote and what’s on your ballot.
WFA PAC ENDORSEMENTS will appear on this website before the election. Check back later!
STAY TUNED for more General Election information on your ELECTION CENTRAL!
WFA PAC congratulates Chuck Wichgers (AD 83), Ron Tusler (AD 3), Dan Kapanke (SD 32) and Dan Feyen (SD 18) on their respective victories in yesterday’s Fall Partisan Primary Election. We look forward to future success in the November General Election!
For a complete list of statewide election results, CLICK HERE.
Hard-to-find background information becomes available at one online resource
As part of an ongoing voter education effort, Wisconsin Family Action (WFA) has announced today that it once again has partnered with iVoterGuide to provide Wisconsin citizens with unbiased, easily accessible background information on candidates running for state and federal office here in Wisconsin. WFA’s goal with this robust voter guide is to serve as an asset and tool for those voters looking for sometimes hard-to-find information on the candidates running for office, such as donations and endorsements from political action committees. In addition, the candidates are rated on a scale of very liberal to very conservative, giving users a general overview of how a panel of their peers believes these candidates would govern if elected.
“We are really excited about the new user-friendly interface of this exceptional online voter information resource. Over the years we have had countless voters from across the state come to us looking for a convenient, one-stop website that fairly presented background information on the candidates that would be appearing on their ballots, and we believe that the 2016 WFA iVoterguide will exceed their expectations,” said Julaine Appling, president of WFA.
The release of the WFA iVoterguide is well timed with in-person early voting having already begun for the Tuesday, August 9th Wisconsin Primary Election.
“With early absentee voting already starting, we believe this resource will be a valuable educational tool for those voters looking to cast a more informed ballot this fall, both in the primary and general elections.” Appling continued.
The Wisconsin iVoterguide can be accessed by visiting wifa.ivoterguide.com.
Early in-person (absentee) voting is under way in Wisconsin through close of business August 5. If you are going to be on vacation on Election Day, August 9, or if you know you cannot get to the polls that day, now is the time to drop in and cast your ballot. Remember to use your very informative Voter Guide before you go! CLICK HERE.
Wisconsin Family Action’s Online Voter Guide has JUST been released.
Click HERE to access your FREE Voter Guide to learn more about the candidates for the August 9 Fall Partisan Primary Election.
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Wisconsin Spring Nonpartisan Primary Election Voter Guide HERE
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Simply click HERE to access your personalized voter guide to compare the presidential candidates before you vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on April 5, 2016.
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Wisconsin’s spring non-partisan elections are quickly approaching. Candidates for school boards, county boards, city councils, mayors, town and village boards, judges, and Wisconsin Supreme Court have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, to register to run for these offices. Any primaries would be held on Tuesday, February 16. The general election, along with Wisconsin’s presidential preference primary is Tuesday, April 5.
WFA president Julaine Appling states, “2016 is a critical election year. The local offices we elect in the spring are vitally important, and qualified Christians need to consider running for them in their communities. Training is available to help candidates conduct effective campaigns. Regarding the presidential primary, we strongly urge citizens to stay engaged and to seriously prepare to cast a knowledgeable vote.”
Click HERE to find helpful election resources.
On Tuesday April 7, Wisconsin will hold its spring nonpartisan general election. Early voting in the clerks offices is underway now through Friday April 3. Two statewide issues are on the ballot: a race for a seat on Wisconsin Supreme Court and a referendum that would change how Wisconsin selects a Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court. Wisconsin Family Council has voter information on the two candidates and on the referendum.
To get our educational Voter Information Publication visit wifamilycouncil.org and click on the slide on the home page or call 888-378-7395 and request print copies. General voting information with sample ballots is available on our Election Central page HERE. We urge all voters to get informed and then vote your values.
WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION PAC’S
2014 CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS
Governor US House of Representatives State Senate
Scott Walker Congressional District 5 SD 9
F. James Sensenbrenner Devin LeMahieu
Congressional District 6 SD 25
Glenn Grothman Dane Deutsch
Authorized and paid for by Wisconsin Family Action PAC and Wisconsin Family Action Federal PAC, Judith Brant, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or by any candidate’s agent or committee.
Governor Walker declined to fill out Wisconsin Family Action’s 2014 online voter guide candidate survey. However, the Governor did send Wisconsin Family Action a letter in which he summarizes both his positions on some of our key issues and his work over the last 3+ years.
Read the letter HERE
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