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Wisconsin Farm Bureau's VFA Releases Legislative Endorsements
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/15/2020

The political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation has announced its endorsements in key State Assembly and Senate races for the November 3 general election. The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is supporting the following candidates based on their support for the state's agricultural industry.

"The members who make up the VFA take their role very seriously," said WFBF Governmental Relations Director Debi Towns. "They chose to endorse these candidates because of their support on issues that are important to Wisconsin farmers and rural communities."

The VFA endorsed the following candidates running for State Assembly:

** Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), 1st Assembly District
** Ron Tusler (R-Harrison), 3rd Assembly District
** Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), 5th Assembly District
** Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel), 6th Assembly District
** Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield), 13th Assembly District
** Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin), 15th Assembly District
** Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee), 18th Assembly District
** Jessie Rodriguez (R-Oak Creek), 21st Assembly District
** Jim Ott (R-Mequon), 23rd Assembly District
** Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc), 25th Assembly District
** Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg), 26th Assembly District
** Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth), 27th Assembly District
** Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls), 30th Assembly District
** Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton), 31st Assembly District
** Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva), 32nd Assembly District
** Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander), 34th Assembly District
** Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz), 36th Assembly District
** John Jagler (R-Watertown), 37th Assembly District
** Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), 39th Assembly District
** Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca), 40th Assembly District
** Jon Plumer (R-Lodi), 42nd Assembly District
** Don Vruwink (D-Milton), 43rd Assembly District
** Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) 49th Assembly District
** Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc), 50th Assembly District
** Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), 51st Assembly District
** Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), 52nd Assembly District
** Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh), 53rd Assembly District
** Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), 54th Assembly District
** Robert Brooks (R-Saukville), 60th Assembly District
** Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem), 61st Assembly District
** Robin Vos (R-Rochester), 63rd Assembly District
** Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer), 67th Assembly District
** Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah), 70th Assembly District
** Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point), 71st Assembly District
** Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa), 72nd Assembly District
** Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton), 79th Assembly District
** Dave Considine (D-Baraboo), 81st Assembly District
** Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin), 82nd Assembly District
** Patrick Snyder (R-Schofield), 85th Assembly District
** John Spiros (R-Marshfield), 86th Assembly District
** James Edming (R-Glen Flora) 87th Assembly District
** John Macco (R-Ledgeview), 88th Assembly District
** John Nygren (R-Marinette), 89th Assembly District
** Treig Pronschinske (R-Mondovi), 92nd Assembly District
** Warren Petryk (R-Eleva), 93rd Assembly District
** Kevin Hoyer (R-West Salem), 94th Assembly District
** Loren Oldenburg (R-Viroqua), 96th Assembly District
** Scott Allen (R-Waukesha), 97th Assembly District

The VFA also endorsed five candidates for State Senate:

** Rob Stafsholt (R- New Richmond), 10th Senate District
** Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma), 12th Senate District
** Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), 14th Senate District
** Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), 24th Senate District
** Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse), 32nd Senate District

The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is comprised of 18 farmers from across the state, and was formed to give farmers a more direct role in electing leaders who best represent agriculture's interests.


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