Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee

The Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee (PAC) is committed to advancing and achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Wisconsinites through strategic electoral activity, by working to elect pro-fairness individuals in local, state and federal races in Wisconsin.

Fair Wisconsin PAC works to elect pro-fairness individuals through endorsements of specific candidates, financial support and independent expenditure activity in support of state and local candidates.

By ensuring pro-fairness individuals occupy seats at both the state and local level, we are able to focus our educational and advocacy efforts with elected officials on how, not whether, to continue working towards equality in Wisconsin.


April 15, 2014: Fair Wisconsin PAC Endorses Eyon Biddle for Milwaukee Common Council

April 10, 2014: Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee Endorses Mary Burke for Governor

Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee is proud to endorse Candidate Mary Burke for Governor.

“Mary Burke has demonstrated a sincere and unwavering commitment to fairness and equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” stated Katie Belanger, Fair Wisconsin President & CEO.

“Mary opposed the 2006 constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and civil unions, and as governor she would work to defend the state’s domestic partnership registry which provides critical protections to same-gender couples until full equality can be achieved,” added Jason Rae, Fair Wisconsin Inc. Board Chair and a member of the PAC committee.  “On behalf of Fair Wisconsin PAC, Wisconsin’s only statewide LGBT political action committee, we believe Mary Burke will be the strongest champion for fairness and equality in the Office of Governor.”

After inviting both declared candidates to participate in endorsement interviews, members of the PAC committee voted to endorse Burke.

Past endorsements:

2014 Spring Election Endorsements

2013 Fall Special Election, Wisconsin Assembly District 21: Elizabeth Coppola

2013 Spring Election Endorsements

2012 Fall General Election Endorsements

2012 Fall Primary Election Endorsements

2012 Recall Election Endorsements

2012 Spring Election Endorsements and 2012 Spring Election Results

Who is Fair Wisconsin PAC?

In 2010, Fair Wisconsin PAC and the Human Rights League PAC joined forces to create one statewide LGBT political action committee. Fair Wisconsin PAC is an active member of Wisconsin Progress, a state-based organization committed to recruiting, training and developing progressive leaders at the state and local levels.

Members of the PAC Committee:

Nancy Nusbaum, Treasurer, De Pere

Jason Rae, Milwaukee

Laurie Guilbault, Wauwatosa

Ross Draegert, Fox Point

Dennis Kohler, Germantown

Dick Wagner, Madison

Mark Webster, Madison

Gary Goyke, Madison

How does Fair Wisconsin PAC decide whom to endorse?

In evaluating candidates, the PAC Committee considers numerous factors: the candidates’ answers to our questionnaire, their pro-fairness (or anti-fairness) voting record if applicable, and their ability to demonstrate a long term commitment to protecting and advancing the civil rights of the LGBT community. Candidates are endorsed when the PAC Committee determines that the candidate will be the best strategic choice for the community in casting their ballots. Fair Wisconsin PAC stands with elected officials who do the hard work and cast their votes for fairness.

Support Fair Wisconsin PAC

Your contribution to the Fair Wisconsin PAC allows us to reach out to hundreds of candidates every year at the state and local level to gauge support for LGBT equality, identify the strongest current and potential leaders, and move fairness forward.