Meet the 2016 Wisconsin Working Families Party candidates!

In the last year, Wisconsin Working Families Party helped candidates win races across Wisconsin and we’re not stopping now. We’re taking it all the way to Madison!

Meet the latest Wisconsin Working Families Party-endorsed candidates! We’re going to work hard to elect these champions for working families into office. If you want to help these candidates win, please let us know here. You can also donate to help elect these candidates here.

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Gwen Moore (Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District)GwenMoore

Rep. Gwen Moore is a progressive shero! She’s the first-ever African American and second-ever woman to represent Wisconsin in the House of Representatives. During her time in the legislature, she’s pushed for year round healthy meals for low-income students, lead the charge to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and fought to curb predatory lending in minority neighborhoods. Rep. Gwen Moore wants to continue to fight for Wisconsin’s working families in Congress and needs your help to win re-election.

Chisohlm2John Chisholm (Milwaukee County District Attorney)
John has been Milwaukee County District Attorney since 2007. He’s known for being tough on crime, but he’s also been a national leader in creating alternatives that break the cycle of prison and save taxpayer dollars. He’s taking Scott Walker all the way to the Supreme Court for the Governor’s ties to independent “dark money” groups.


Mandela Barnes (WI- Senate, 4th district)

Mandela is the proud son of a union auto worker and teacher. A Milwaukee native, Mandela graduated from Milwaukee Public Schools and will keep fighting to improve our education system, level the playing field for working families, and strengthen our communities.




IMG_66091LaTonya Johnson (WI-Senate, 6th district)

LaTonya is a child care provider who understands the struggles working families face to access safe and affordable child care. A longtime advocate for workers and their families, LaTonya has a proven record of standing up for criminal justice reform and economic justice.
JoCasta Zamarripa (WI – Assembly, 8th District)Attachment-1
Representative JoCasta Zamarripa was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She is a graduate of St. Joan Antida High School and holds a BFA from UW-Milwaukee, 2005.  Prior to her candidacy for the 8th Assembly District, Representative Zamarripa worked as a community outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.  She was also active in the 9 to 5 National Association of Working Women, served as board secretary for 9 to 5 Milwaukee, and was a board member for Equality Wisconsin.  In November of 2010, JoCasta Zamarripa made history by becoming the first Latina to be elected to the Wisconsin Legislature.  She is also one of four openly LGBT members of the Legislature. She was reelected to her third term in November of 2014 and also serves as Assembly Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair.

David Crowley (WI-Assembly, 17th district)

David is a political and community organizer who will fight to increase jobs and economic opportunities for Milwaukee residents.




13563250_246781449037160_220614505_nDarrol Gibson (WI-Assembly, 11th district)

Darrol is a longtime advocate for progressive caucus and campaigns in Wisconsin. He’s running to end mass incarceration, expand economic opportunities, and improve education outcomes for Milwaukee children.


Christine Sinicki (WI – Assembly, 20th District)IMG_0843

Christine has spent her entire adult life fighting for progressive values. Since 1998, she’s fought hard in the State Assembly to pass legislation on equal pay and birth control protection. She’s running for re-election and is ready to keep fighting for public education, workers rights, human rights, and women and children’s healthcare.