Wisconsin is holding elections, including for municipal offices, on Feb. 21, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of Feb. 15, 2023. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Scott Kerr is running for mayor of Madison and the nonpartisan primary election is on Feb. 21. Here’s how Kerr responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“Implementing commonsense solutions to the challenges facing the City. Improving public safety by keeping officers on patrol, assigning civilian employees and mental health professionals to calls that do not [require] uniform officers including transporting individuals experiencing mental health crisis to the Winnebago mental health institute when required. Improving our mass transit system equitably, insuring that we continue to serve active users while encouraging new riders and reducing the subsidy needed to maintain the service. Making City government more responsive to all citizens and rank and file city employees by implementing an online system to provide the details of all proposals before the Council and polling the opinions of all citizens to be used in deciding how we proceed.”
Click here to read the rest of Kerr’s answers.
Lance Brolin is running for Nasewaupee Town Board Supervisor 2 and the nonpartisan primary election is on Feb. 21. Here’s how Brolin responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“Balancing public and private needs.”
Click here to read the rest of Brolin’s answers.
Sam Kaufmann is running for Waunakee Village trustee and the nonpartisan primary election is on Feb. 21. Here’s how Kaufmann responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I am particularly passionate about natural resource and environmental issues. I started the Clear the Creek initiative, which…removed decades-old logjams from Six Mile Creek. Seasonal flooding has been reduced and much of the corridor is navigable for paddlers. The creek’s health is improving and phosphorus-laden sediment levels are dropping. I’d like to build on my continuing volunteer work and the 2022 Strand conservancy path study by conducting a full hydraulic analysis of the creek within the village limits. There are many areas where concrete under bridges and metal debris acts as a dam both for water, paddlers, and aquatic species.”
Click here to read the rest of Kaufmann’s answers.
If you’re a Wisconsin candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.