Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee (PAC)

The Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee (PAC) is committed to advancing and achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) 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, targeted financial support, and independent expenditure activity in support of state and local candidates.

By ensuring pro-fairness individuals occupy seats at all levels of government, we are able to focus our educational and advocacy efforts with elected officials on how, not whether, to continue working toward LGBTQ+ equity and justice in Wisconsin.

For information on the spring 2023 endorsements please contact Sean O'Brien - sean.obrien@fairwisconsin.com 

Fair Wisconsin PAC endorsements for the spring 2023 election cycle

Fair Wisconsin PAC, when considering endorsements, looks not only at the issues the candidates support but their track record in office. Fair Wisconsin is proud to endorse these candidates who have been outspoken members of and allies to the LGBTQ+ and transgender and nonbinary community.

* indicates an openly LGBTQ+ candidate

Supreme Court
Janet Protasiewicz

State Senate:
Jodi Habush Sinykin – SD 8


Sara Geenen - Court of Appeals DIstrict I

Chris Taylor – Court of Appeals District IX

*Satya Rhodes Conway - Madison

*Randy Udell - Fitchburg

Jim Paine - Superior

Cory Mason - Racine

Kristie Goforth - Monona

Emily Kuhn - Middleton

Eric Genrich - Green Bay


Common Councils:
*John W. Duncan - Madison Common Council District 1

*Juliana Bennett -  Madison Common Council District 2

*Derek Field - Madison Common Council District 3

*Mike Verveer - Madison Common Council District 4

Regina Vidaver -  Madison Common Council District 5

Nikki Conklin - Madison Common Council District 9

*Dina Nina Martinez-Rutherford - Madison Common Council District 15

Jael Currie - Madison Common Council 16

Sabrina Madison - Madison Common Council District 17

Kristen Slack - Madison Common Council District 19

*Kristin Alfheim - Appleton Common Council District 7

Jenny Van Sickle - Superior Common Council District 2

Steve Schmelzling - Glendale Common Council District 5

Kelly Gallaher – Mount Pleasant Village Board President

Patrick Hayden – Appleton Common Council District 7

Joe Stephenson – Oshkosh City Council At Large

Karl Buelow - Oshkosh City Council At Large

Jonathon Hansen – De Pere Common Council District 2

*Julie Konek – Sheboygan Common Council District 9

Kimberly Mahoney - Mount Pleasant Village Board Seat 3

Tamra Dickinson - La Crosse City Council District 1

Michael Maher - Cedarburg City Council District 2

Ginger Keymer - Stevens Point Common Council District 3

Allison Birr - Stevens Point Common Council District 5

Brienne Brown - Whitewater Common Council District 3


School Boards:

Nicki Vander-Meulen - Madison School Board Seat 7

Liz Hiemerl-Roland - Wauwatosa School Board Seat 5

Lynne Woehrle - Wauwatosa School Board Seat 6

Jessica Willis - Wauwatosa School Board Seat 7

Brian Keller - West Allis-West Milwaukee School Board

Kristen Keyser - West Allis-West Milwaukee School Board

Noah Leigh - West Allis-West Milwaukee School Board

*Nick Ross - Appleton School Board

Mary Yank - Franklin School Board

Robert Hansen - Greenfield School Board

Maggie Smith - Holmen School Board

Jason Kolpack - Appleton School Board

Dr. Lori Bica -  Eau Claire School Board

Dr. Leigh Wallace Tabak - Nicolet School Board

Heather Logelin - Hudson School Board

Matt Zielinski - Platteville School Board

Shawnu Ksicinski - Superior School Board

Joshua Johnson - Germantown School Board

Nathan Jurowski - South Milwaukee School Board

Lynn Raines - Whitefish Bay School Board

Marva Herndon- Milwaukee School Board District 1

Erika Siemsen - Milwaukee School Board District 2

Gabi Hart - Milwaukee School Board District 3

Megan O’Halloran - Milwaukee School Board District 8

Missy Zombor - Milwaukee School Board At-Large

Pro-Equality Elected Officials


Tony Evers

Lieutenant Governor

Sara Rodriguez

Attorney General

Josh Kaul

U.S. Representative

Marc Pocan

U.S. Representative

Gwen Moore

Who is Fair Wisconsin PAC?

In 2010, Fair Wisconsin PAC and the Human Rights League PAC joined forces to create one statewide LGBTQ+ 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
Katie Barikmo, Cedarburg
Rebecca Bonesteel, Hudson
Ross Draegert, Fox Point
Gary Goyke, Madison
Laurie Guilbault, Wauwatosa
Daniel Martin, Milwaukee
Mark Webster, Madison
Deon Young, Milwaukee

How does Fair Wisconsin PAC decide whom to endorse?

In evaluating candidates, the PAC Committee considers numerous factors: the candidates’ answers to our questionnaire and/or participation in endorsement interviews, their voting record if applicable, and their ability to demonstrate a long term commitment to protecting and advancing the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community, along with the ability to deliver results.



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 LGBTQ+ equality, identify the strongest current and potential leaders, and move fairness forward.

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