The WPPA'S 2020 Legislative Report Card & Election Endorsements
October 30, 2020
(MADISON, Wis.) – On October 30, the WPPA released its detailed assessment of state lawmakers and their treatment of law enforcement issues during the 2019-2020 legislative session. Prepared every two years, this report also shares how the candidates for the state legislature responded to a questionnaire that the WPPA sent to every campaign. The organization’s governing board used these measures to recognize lawmakers that demonstrated their support for law enforcement and to determine which candidates to endorse in the upcoming elections on November 3.
WPPA Legislators of the Year
In recognition for earning the highest legislative report card scores in the 2019-2020 session, André Jacque (R-DePere) and Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) were named the WPPA’s Legislators of the Year for the state senate, along with Cody Horlacher (R-Mukwonago) and Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg) in the state assembly.
Sen. André Jacque Sen. Van Wanggaard
Rep. Cody Horlacher Rep. Jimmy Anderson
For earning legislative report card scores in the top one-third of the members in their respective chambers, the WPPA also named the following lawmakers to the 2020 WPPA Law Enforcement Honor Roll:
WISCONSIN STATE SENATE
(6 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
WISCONSIN STATE ASSEMBLY
(14 Republicans, 16 Democrats)
The WPPA's 2020 Election Endorsements
Using the WPPA's cumulative legislative report card and the candidates' responses to a questionnaire, the WPPA's Board of Directors elected to endorse the following candidates for the state legislature.
ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE SENATE:
ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY:
Gary A. Hebl
Eric J. Beach
Scott S. Krug
Please feel free to read the 2020 Legislative Report Card & Election Endorsements in its entirety to learn more about how the WPPA tracks and evaluates legislative activity, or to read the candidates' responses to our questionnaire.