Other statewide races include attorney general, treasure

By Tracy Ouellette

Staff Writer

The high-profile race on the General Election ballot is the governor’s seat, but other state local, county and state positions are also on Tuesday’s ballot.

Voters will have a variety of decisions to make in statewide competitions for attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer and a statewide referendum on restricting the use of transportation fund dollars.

VoteButtonFlag webRepublican Gov. Scott Walker is challenged by former Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Mary Burke (Democrat), Dennis Fehr (Peoples Party) and Robert Burke (Libertarian).

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is also running for re-election on the Republican ticket. She faces John Lehman (Democrat), who’s on the ballot with Mary Burke, and Joseph M. Brost (Libertarian), who’s running with Robert Burke. There is no one running for lieutenant governor on the People’s Party ticket.

For more information on the candidates, visit their websites at: Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor (burkeforwisconsin.com), Robert Burke of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin (www.lpwi.org), Dennis Fehr of the Peoples Party (www.dennisfehr.org) and Scott Walker for Governor (www.scottwalker.com).

Here’s a glance at the other statewide or regional races:

Attorney General

The Wisconsin Attorney General seat is being sought by Susan V. Happ (Democratic), Brad Schimel (Republican) and Thomas A. Nelson Sr. (Libertarian). Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is not running for re-election.

For more information, on the candidates, go to Susan Happ for Wisconsin (www.susanhappforwisconsin.com), Tom Nelson for Attorney General (www.facebook.com/TomNelsonAttorneyGeneral) and Brad Schimel for Attorney General of Wisconsin (bradschimel.com).

Secretary of State

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette (Democratic) is running for re-election. He is challenged by Julian Bradley (Republican), Jerry Broitzman (Constitution) and Andy Craig (Libertarian).

For more information, visit La Follette for Secretary of State (www.douglafollette.com), Bradley for Wisconsin (julianbradley.org), Jerry Broitzman for Secretary of State (www.facebook.com/JerryBroitzmanForSecretaryOfState) and Andy Craig for Secretary of State (www.facebook.com/AndyCraigWISoS).

State Treasurer

Wisconsin State Treasurer Kurt Schuller is not running for re-election, leaving the field open for candidates David L. Sartori (Democrat), Matt Adamczyk (Republican), Andrew Zuelke (Constitution), Ron Hardy (Wisconsin Green Party) and Jerry Shidell (Libertarian).

For more information about the candidates, visit Matt Adamczyk for State Treasurer (voteformatt.org), Ron Hardy for State Treasurer (www.voteonhardy.com), Badgers for Dave Sartori (www.badgersfordavesartori.com), Jerry Shidell for State Treasurer (www.facebook.com/JerryShidell) and the Constitution Party of Wisconsin (www.wisconsinconstitutionparty.com) for Andrew Zuelke.

U.S. Congress District 1

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (Republican) is being challenged by Rob Zerban (Democratic) for the First Congressional District.

For more information, visit Ryan for Congress (www.ryanforcongress.com) and Rob Zerban for Congress (www.robzerban.com).

U.S. Congress District 5

F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (Republican) is seeking re-election in the Fifth Congressional District. Chris Rockwood (Democratic) is the challenger in that race.

For more information, visit Sensenbrenner for Congress (sensenbrenner.org) and Chris Rockwood for Congress (rockwoodforcongress.com).


Transportation fund referendum

There is a statewide referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot calling for the creation of a Transportation Fund to be used exclusively for funding the state’s transportation system.

Over the years, the transportation budget, which is often flush with cash, has been tapped to help balance the budget. The proposed referendum would prevent that from happening in the future.

The referendum requires any revenue generated from the state’s transportation system be deposited into the Transportation Fund and would prevent monies from being transferred out of the fund to be used in any program other than those directly administrated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The referendum question reads: “Creation of a Transportation Fund. Shall section 9 (2) of article IV and section 11 of article VIII of the constitution be created to require that revenues generated by use of the state transportation system be deposited into a transportation fund administered by a department of transportation for the exclusive purpose of funding Wisconsin’s transportation systems and to prohibit any transfers or lapses from this fund?”