Republican Party Primary

In the August 14 partisan primary, you may vote for candidates from only ONE party for all offices. This page includes ALL Republican Party candidates for ALL offices on the ballot for Dane County voters. The offices appear in the same order as on the ballot, and you can use these links to jump to a specific race: Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, US Senator, US Representative to Congress (District 2), Wisconsin Senators for odd-numbered seats, Wisconsin Assembly Representatives, Dane County Sheriff and Dane County Clerk of Courts


Governor - Republican

Four-year term

Candidates:

Scott Walker, Incumbent
Robert Meyer


Scott Walker

Madison, WI 53704 

NO REPLY


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Robert Meyer

Sun Prairie, WI 53590
www.robertmeyerforgovernor.org
Facebook: Robert Meyer for Governor 
Twitter: @Governormeyer

1. Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues. Wisconsin is a wonderful state and my #1 priority is to lead everyone to work together to grow our economy over the next four years! Becoming the leading tech state in the Midwest, and building out our I94 corridor, will enable WI to fund ongoing investments in education and infrastructure. Our next Governor needs to understand the economy from the perspective of someone like myself who has several decades of business development experience in multiple industries.

2. What will you do to reduce gun violence and keep our neighborhoods and schools safe? We simply have to stop letting emotionally disturbed people and criminals readily obtain weapons, by enacting reasonable limits on the types of weapons and ammunition that citizens can own and ensuring background checks and reasonable waiting periods for all gun purchases. Improving educational outcomes for people living in poverty, and reducing the number of people living in rural and urban poverty through economic development will also help reduce violent crime.

3. Do you support taking advantage of the federal funding to expand Medicaid and cover more people under BadgerCare? Why or why not? Absolutely. WI chose the partial expansion, while eleven Republican governors chose the full expansion. Not fully expanding Medicaid to all adults with incomes below 138 percent of the poverty level, while providing coverage to all adults below the poverty line, is costing WI taxpayers $190 million per year. Our current approach is much more expensive for WI taxpayers than a full expansion. It’s also reduced the total number of children and adults getting health insurance.

4. Racial disparities exist in child poverty rates, educational achievement, infant mortality rates, incarceration rates, and other issues facing Wisconsinites. What will you do to reduce racial disparities throughout Wisconsin? WI in fact ranks at the very bottom nationally on these indicators which are correlated with poverty and extreme poverty in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison and our other cities. Supported conversations about race, language and culture are enabling educators to mediate racism (in 2017 the National Council of Teachers of English published my guest blog on linguicism) which is promising. I support 2017 AB 482 which should help reduce targeting, and I support Head Start.


Lieutenant Governor - Republican

FOUR-YEAR TERM

Candidate:

Rebecca KleefischIncumbent


REBECCA KLEEFISCH

Sullivan, WI 53178

NO REPLY


Attorney General - Republican

FOUR-YEAR TERM

Candidate:

Brad SchimelIncumbent


BRAD SCHIMEL

Waukesha, WI 53188

NO REPLY


Secretary of State - Republican

FOUR-YEAR TERM

Candidates:

Jay Schroeder
Spencer Zimmerman


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Jay Schroeder

Neenah, WI 54956
schroederforsecretaryofstate@gmail.com
http://schroederforwi.com
Facebook: Jay Schroeder
Twitter: @schroederforwi

1. Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues. After contacting thousands of voters in Wisconsin their number one priority mentioned was to implement term limits for the Office of Secretary of State. Term limits would have prevented duties from being taken away from the office. Even the democrats never gave Lafollette duties back. As I was told 40 years in office is to long. Also, I will be requesting to become a member of the election commission and be an "Election Watchdog" for Wisconsin ensuring fair and honest elections.

2. The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) manages the state's remaining trust lands and trust funds primarily for the benefit of public school libraries. As a member of the BCPL, how will you effectively manage the lands and funds held in trust for Wisconsin's citizens? My training in Real Estate and over 20 years experience will be invaluable in serving on the BCPL. No other candidate has the background to offer the board and protect the citizens and the land that I can offer. Priority one will be efficient stewardship of $1billion in assets that the WI taxpayers entrust to the BPCL. The BCPL is constitutionally bound to direct all income to public education for books at K-12 school libraries, not for Mr. Lafollette to spend on 4 and 5 star hotels.

3. Wisconsin has a long tradition of open, transparent government. Do you believe that the tradition should be continued by every branch of government? What will you do to ensure the citizens' right to be informed about their government? Together we will bring transparency back to elections by adding the Secretary of State to the Election Commission as an "Election Watchdog" along with being a member of the Economic Development Commission. Duties added will be for the term of office and expire when the term expires, the Secretary of State will propose duties for their term. A goal to that end will be to publish a quarterly news letter in what the department has done and the areas it will be working on with all 72 counties.


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Spencer Zimmerman

Janesville, WI 53545
sgzimmerman@madisoncollege.edu
http://vote4zimmerman.wordpress.com/
Facebook: Vote Spencer Zimmerman
Twitter: @Vote4Zimmerman

1. Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues. I believe in Term Limits, they are my #1 priority and have fought for them in previous campaigns. Over the years since Doug La Follette was first elected in 1974 the office of Secretary of State has become irrelevant, and many have called for it’s abolition. My vision of reform brings with it new jobs and opportunity, I want to restore function to the office by making it serve as a goodwill ambassador promoting commerce, educational studies and cultural exchanges between Wisconsin and the World.

2. The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) manages the state's remaining trust lands and trust funds primarily for the benefit of public school libraries. As a member of the BCPL, how will you effectively manage the lands and funds held in trust for Wisconsin's citizens? First and foremost when managing the land we need to ensure clean air and water and protection for threatened or endangered species. As a member of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands I will work to return as much of the land as possible to Wisconsin's citizens by offering surplus BCPL lands for private sale to the highest bidder as prescribed in Wisconsin Statues Section 24.15.

3. Wisconsin has a long tradition of open, transparent government. Do you believe that the tradition should be continued by every branch of government? What will you do to ensure the citizens' right to be informed about their government? All branches of government should be open and transparent and as Secretary of State I will do whatever I can to ensure that happens.


State Treasurer - Republican

FOUR-YEAR TERM

Candidates:

Travis Hartwig
Jill Millies


Travis Hartwig

Oak Creek, WI 53154

NO REPLY


Jill Millies

Big Bend, WI 53103
jillsflowers7@gmail.com
http://jillmillies4treasurer.com
Facebook: Jill Millies 4 Treasurer

1. Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues. I pledge to work with Madison lawmakers to help them fix the broken office of State Treasurer. I will be 1 of 3 votes on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. I will vote to reduce the 77,000 acres of land it currently owns & manages. I see no reason why private individuals & business can't own & manage this land just as well. Putting some of this land back on the property tax roles would be beneficial to all Wisconsin residents. Expanding Openbook to include schools & municipalities.

2. The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) manages the state's remaining trust lands and trust funds primarily for the benefit of public school libraries. As a member of the BCPL, how will you effectively manage the lands and funds held in trust for Wisconsin's citizens? I am not a expert on either land management or financial matters, but I do seek out advice from experts. The BCPL has a long history of making loans to schools & municipalities in Wisconsin at competitive rates. I would continue this practice as long as the loans have collateral to protect the funds. I would have to rely on experts to inform me as to the safety of any new bonds before purchasing. Experts have taught me to be diversified, balanced and conservative. The BCPL deserves no less.

3. How will you ensure our state government is fiscally responsible? Thanks to Openbook.wi.gov, tax payers are currently able to view where their tax dollars are being spent, but who is verifying it? The legislator is currently in charge of audits, so transferring this function to the treasurers office will not cost tax payers any more money. If law makers approve my proposal of doing audits through the treasurers office, then that will help restore accountability in government & be fiscally responsible. Everyone needs to see where WI tax $$ are being spent!


U.S. Senator - Republican

SIX-YEAR TERM

Candidates:

George C. Lucia
Leah Vukmir
Griffin Jones
Kevin Nicholson
Charles Barman


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George C. Lucia

De Pere, WI 54115
georgelucia.senate@gmail.com
http://georgelucia.com

1. Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues. Immigration. I am for legal and merit based immigration. Discontinue the visa lottery. Limit the family members allowed to immediate family. I would support the initiation of a statement on the visa application and visa itself that if the visa recipient overstays the visa wave all rights to legal representation and subject to immediate deportation. Child born to citizens are citizens Up date Social Security card to a Citizen photo id card to qualify for programs and with e-verify to obtain work.

2. What will you do to reduce gun violence and keep our neighborhoods and schools safe? If we have learned anything from the violence in our schools and neighborhoods regardless of weapon used. There is little government at any level can do to prevent it. A determined individual will get a weapon and attempt mayhem.The preventive and first line of defense is the students, teachers, parents in schools and the residents in the neighborhood be vigilant, observe and report. Second is to "harden" soft targets with metal detectors, entry by one door, security cameras, and other methods

3. If elected, what would you do to reduce the ill effects of climate change? I have no definitive position on global cooling and the coming ice age of the 60's/70's or the global warning of the 80's/ 90's and now the global climate change. During my 75 years there has been one panic situation after another that we will not survive the next decade that has proved to be false. The Ozone layer. is it really Co2, water vapor, sulfur dioxide, acid rain, clouds of ash from volcanoes. The climate has been relatively stable in the last several years.

4. What role do you believe the government should play in regard to the relationship a woman has with her health care provider? Do you think reproductive health care services should be singled out for increased scrutiny from the government? Why or why not? I believe that the government should not play any role in regard to a woman's or man's relationship with their health care provider. Including reproductive health. I support the "right to try" law. I support expanding it to all medical decisions between doctor/ patient relationship.


Leah Vukmir

Brookfield, WI 53005 

NO REPLY


Griffin Jones

Madison, WI 53719

NO REPLY


Kevin Nicholson

Pewaukee, WI 53072

NO REPLY


Charles Barman

Delavan, WI 53115 

NO REPLY


U.S. Congress, District 2 - Republican

TWO-YEAR TERM

Candidate:

No Republican Party candidates are on the ballot for this race.


Wisconsin Senator – Republican

Four-year term

Odd-numbered districts are on the ballot in 2018. To find your Wisconsin Senate district, visit "What's On My Ballot" at myvote.wi.gov.

Candidates:

DISTRICT 13, Scott Fitzgerald, Incumbent
DISTRICT 15, No Republican candidates are on the ballot for this seat.
DISTRCIT 27, Casey Helbach


District 13
Scott Fitzgerald

Juneau, WI 53039 

NO REPLY


District 27
Casey Helbach

Madison, WI 53719

NO REPLY


Assembly Representative - Republican

Two-year term

To find out which Assembly District you live in, visit "What's On My Ballot" at myvote.wi.gov.

Candidates:

DISTRICT 37, John Jagler, Incumbent
DISTRICT 38, Barbara Dittrich
DISTRICT 42, Jon Plumer, Incumbent 
DISTRICT 43, Gabriel Szerlong
DISTRICTS 46–48, 76–81, No Republican Party candidates are on the ballot for seats in these districts. 


District 37
John Jagler

Watertown, WI 53094

NO REPLY


District 38
Barbara Dittrich

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

NO REPLY


District 42
Jon Plumer
 

Lodi, WI 53555

NO REPLY 


District 43
Gabriel Szerlong

Milton, WI 53563

NO REPLY


Dane County Sheriff - Republican

FOUR-YEAR TERM

Candidate:

No Republican Party candidates are on the ballot for this race.


Clerk of Circuit Court - Republican

FOUR-YEAR TERM

Candidate:

No Republican Party candidates are on the ballot for this race.