Primary Election Candidate Forums

Primary Election Candidate Forums

Democratic primary candidates for governor

WORT 89.9 FM, Isthmus, The Progressive magazine, and the Madison Public Library are sponsoring a candidate forum for all Democratic candidates for the Wisconsin gubernatorial primary. All 8 campaigns have confirmed attendance.

When: Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m. candidate meet & greet, 7 - 8:30 p.m. live broadcast.
Where: Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., 3rd Floor Community Room

The forum will be emceed by Dylan Brogan of Isthmus, with questions posed by Isthmus Editor Judith Davidoff, The Progressive Managing Editor Bill Lueders, and WORT-FM News Director Molly Stentz.

The forum will also be broadcast live on WORT 89.9 FM to more than a dozen counties in southern Wisconsin. WORT will provide a live audio feed available to any station wishing to simulcast. Voters can also watch the event online at

The event is free and open to the public.

Democratic primary candidates for 77th Assembly District Representative

Four Democratic candidates will vie for the 77th Assembly District seat being vacated by Terese Berceau's retirement. The winner of the August 14 primary will be unopposed on the November 6 ballot, so the primary contest will determine who represents residents of the 77th District. If you live in the 77th Assembly District, please take the opportunity to get to know the candidates before voting in the primary!

The candidates have all responded to our Candidates' Answers questionnaire. You can read their responses hereKnow Your Candidates interviews are linked to each Candidates' Answers profile, and are available on the Know Your Candidates Madison City Channel page.

In cooperation with vital grass root community organizations, the 100 Black Men of Madison are holding an event so members of communities of color can hear from the candidates in a community setting where they live and work. The event is presented to encourage and inspire all citizens to vote in the upcoming election for whomever they deem worthy. More than 107 million registered voters did not vote during the November 2016 election.
All are welcome. 

When: Tuesday, July 31, 5–7 p.m.
Where: Atrium Community Room at the Village on Park, 2300 S. Park Street, Madison
Register for the event here.