Category Archive: Elections

May 15

Election Watch – May 15

WEAC is recommending candidates who prioritize students and public schools in the June 12 special election.

Mar 29

Under court order, Walker schedules special elections to fill vacant legislative seats

After losing three court rulings, including one by the State Appeals Court, Governor Walker on Thursday reluctantly called special elections to fill two vacant legislative seats, and Republican legislative leaders dropped their efforts to circumvent current law in an attempt to delay the elections to November. As a result of the Wednesday and Thursday developments, general elections will be June 12 to fill seats that were vacated in late December when Walker appointed Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, and Rep. Keith Ripp, R-Lodi, to administrative positions.

Mar 27

Wisconsin voters to decide 66 school district referendums on April 3

In addition to electing a new State Supreme Court justice and deciding the fate of the State Treasurer’s Office, Wisconsin residents will vote on 66 referendums in 50 school districts throughout the state in the April 3 election, including a $65 million referendum in the Chippewa Falls School District.

Mar 21

Public education supporters urge NO vote on elimination of State Treasurer

Supporters of public education are encouraging Wisconsin residents to VOTE NO on eliminating the State Treasurer’s Office in the April 3 election. Among other duties, the State Treasurer helps oversee School Trust Funds, which, among other things, provide significant funding for school libraries and technology. Elimination of the State Treasurer would concentrate more power in the governor’s office.

Feb 21

State Supreme Court candidates Dallet, Screnock advance to April 3 General Election

Two Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates – Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock – advanced in Tuesday’s Primary Election to the April 3 General Election. Madison attorney Tim Burns was eliminated from the race.

Nov 08

7 out of 10 school referendums pass

Voters on Tuesday approved seven out of 10 school referendums throughout Wisconsin. Referendums were approved in Barneveld (2), Cochrane-Fountain City, Florence, Princeton, Three Lakes and Union Grove. Referendums lost in Freedom (2) and Milton.

Apr 04

Voters demonstrate strong support for public schools by re-electing Evers, passing school referendums

Wisconsin voters again expressed their strong support for public schools Tuesday by overwhelmingly re-electing State Superintendent Tony Evers and passing school referendums. “As they have done many times before, Wisconsin residents on Tuesday sent a strong message that they want quality public education for their children,” said WEAC President Ron Martin. “They not only re-elected public school advocate Tony Evers by a large majority, they rejected the policies of his opponent, who supported expansion of private school charters and vouchers at the expense of public schools. And their support for local school referendums throughout the state adds an exclamation mark to their statement that they love their public schools.”

Mar 29

April 4 ballot includes 65 school referendums

Wisconsin school districts, many of which are facing ongoing funding challenges, will continue the trend of turning to local voters on April 4 to help finance infrastructure as well as basic education resources. Voters will find 65 school referendums on Tuesday’s ballots, and that’s on top of 122 referendums that were approved last year.

Mar 04

Advocacy at the local level is generating strong support for public schools, Evers says

The advocacy work of educators and citizens at the local level has generated enormous support for public education throughout the state, State Superintendent Tony Evers said Saturday in an address to the WEAC Professional Issues Conference.

Feb 20

Evers says teachers should have greater voice in school decisions

State Superintendent Tony Evers says he wants to reinvigorate the teaching profession by providing teachers with a greater voice in decision making processes. “The issue of teachers is important, and a lot of it has to do with the way we treated the profession and portrayed the profession,” Evers said last week in a meeting with Sauk County Democrats, according to a report in the Baraboo News Republic. “We can fix that, and it’s free. Our politicians need to stop denigrating the profession.”

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