WPPA

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       
​(R-DePere)                               (R-Racine)                         

Picture of Senator André Jacque       Picture of Senator Van H. Wanggaard   

Rep. Cody Horlacher                Rep. Jimmy Anderson
 (R-Mukwonago)                       (D-Fitchburg)

   Picture of Representative Cody Horlacher     Picture of Representative 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)

André Jacque
Van Wanggaard
Howard Marklein
Janet Bewley
Chris Larson
Luther Olsen
Alberta Darling
Stephen Nass
Patty Schachtner
Lena Taylor
Fred Risser
Tim Carpenter

WISCONSIN STATE ASSEMBLY
(14 Republicans, 16 Democrats)

Cody Horlacher
Jimmy Anderson
Mark Spreitzer
Ken Skowronksi
Todd Novak
Melissa Sargent
Ron Tusler
John Spiros
Lisa Subeck
Jodi Emerson
Shelia Stubbs
Christine Sinicki
Tod Ohnstad
JoCasta Zamarripa
Bob Kulp
Paul Tittl
Katrina Shankland
Jeffrey Mursau
Barbara Dittrich
Nick Milroy
Jill Billings
Steve Doyle
Amy Loudenbeck
Mike Rohrkaste
James Edming
Jim Ott
Don Vruwink
Jesse James
Sondy Pope
Dave Considine

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:

Lena Taylor
LaTonya Johnson
Alberta Darling
Patty Schachtner
Joan Ballweg
Dan Feyen
Jonathon Hansen
Brad Pfaff

ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY:

Jim Steineke
Angel Sanchez
LaKeshia Myers
Robyn Vining
Joe Sanfelippo
Evan Goyke
Christine Sinicki
Erik Brooks
Jim Ott
Paul Tittl
Shannon Zimmerman
Amy Loudenbeck
Cody Horlacher
Jeffrey Mursau
John Jagler
Barbara Dittrich
Mark Born
Alex Dallman
Jon Plumer
Don Vruwink
Mark Spreitzer
Gary A. Hebl
Jimmy Anderson
Todd Novak
Michael Schraa
Gordon Hintz
Rachael Cabral-Guevara
Eric J. Beach
Samantha Kerkman
Tip McGuire
Tod Ohnstad
Greta Neubauer
Jesse James
Katrina Shankland
Scott S. Krug
Nick Milroy
Beth Meyers
Shelia Stubbs
Lisa Subeck
Dianne Hesselbein
Sondy Pope
Dave Considine
Ken Skowronski
Chuck Wichgers
John Spiros
James Edming
Jodi Emerson
Warrn Petryk
Steve Doyle
Jill Billings
Cindi Duchow

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.