Partisan primary: Tuesday, Aug. 14.
General election: Tuesday, Nov. 6.

July 12: Milwaukee televised debate: https://www.tmj4.com/decision2018

Jan. 17: UW-Fox Valley (WisEye video)

Dec. 11: VFW Post 305 – Eau Claire (WisEye video)

Republican Incumbents

Scott Walker

Walker is the 45th governor of Wisconsin. First elected in 2010, won a 2012 recall and was re-elected in 2014. Elected to the state Assembly in 1993 and won a special election for Milwaukee County executive in 2002, re-elected 2004, 2008.

Campaign manager: Joe Fadness

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $7.15 million
Spent: $2.99 million
Cash on hand: $4.21 million

Website: https://www.scottwalker.com/

WisPolitics.com interview: Walker defends job creation record, touts workforce efforts ahead of re-election announcement

Rebecca Kleefisch

Kleefisch is the 44th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. First elected along with Walker in 2010. Running for re-election as lieutenant governor.

Website: https://www.scottwalker.com/about-rebecca-kleefisch/

WisPolitics.com interview: Kleefisch: Walker’s budget reflects residents’ desires

Republican Primary Challengers

Robert Meyer, of Sun Prairie, was the only Republican challenger to turn in enough signatures to make the primary ballot.

Democratic Candidates

The list below includes only those candidates who have filed enough signatures to qualify for ballot access.


Tony Evers

Evers is superintendent of public instruction. He was first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017.

Campaign manager: Maggie Gau

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $749,634
Spent: $751,901
Cash on hand: $115,062

Website: https://tonyevers.com/

WisPolitics.com interview: Evers counting his ability to work across party lines as a plus in guv bid


Matt Flynn

Flynn is a retired partner at Quarles & Brady and is former state Democratic Party chair.

Campaign manager: Bryan Kennedy

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $350,511 (Includes $40,000 in loans.)
Spent: $45,539
Cash on hand: $304,972

Website: https://forwardwithflynn.com/

WisPolitics.com/Milwaukee Press Club luncheon interview: Flynn says he’s ‘a different kind of candidate’


Andy Gronik
Dropped bid June 21.

Gronik is a Milwaukee businessman and founder of the non-profit Stage W.

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $554,430 (Includes self-donation of $450,000.)
Spent: $456,603
Cash on hand: $97,827

Website: https://www.andygronik.com/

WisPolitics.com interview: Gronik says he’d be a ‘no’ vote on Foxconn deal


Mike McCabe

McCabe is former director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and founder of Blue Jean Nation.

Campaign manager: Christine Welcher

2017 Fundraising (Includes $25,000 in loans.)
Raised: $104,494
Spent: $83,337
Cash on hand: $21,159

Website: http://www.governorbluejeans.com/


Mahlon Mitchell

Mitchell is president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin and served more than 15 years as a Madison firefighter.

Campaign manager: Jacob Dusseau

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $395,809
Spent: $154,550
Cash on hand: $247,581

Website: https://mahlonmitchell.com/

WisPolitics.com’s interview: Mitchell says his race, Act 10 don’t define his campaign


Joshua Pade

Pade, of Milwaukee, is a corporate attorney and political activist.

Website: https://www.padeforwisconsin.com/


Kelda Roys

Roys represented the 81st AD from 2008 until 2013 and is former executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin.

Campaign manager: Sonja Chojnacki

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $147,671 (Includes $98,657 in loans.)
Spent: $12,545
Cash on hand: $151,033

Website: http://keldaforgovernor.com/


Paul Soglin

Soglin is mayor of Madison. He’s served three stints as mayor, from 1973 to 1979, 1989 to 1997, and 2011 to present.

Campaign manager: Melissa Mulliken

2017 Fundraising
(Entered race after filing period.)

Website: https://paulsoglinforgovernor.com/

WisPolitics.com interview: Soglin says tax increases needed to invest in education, transportation, other priorities


Kathleen Vinehout

Vinehout, of Alma, represents the 31st SD. She was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.

Campaign manager: Vacant

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $112,347 (Includes $14,893 in loans.)
Spent: $99,881
Cash on hand: $17,046

Website: http://www.kathleenvinehout.org/

WisPolitics.com interview: Vinehout says voters should consider her experience and performance, not gender

Dana Wachs
Dropped bid June 22.

Wachs, D-Eau Claire, represents the 91st AD. He was first elected in 2012, and re-elected in 2014 and 2016.

2017 Fundraising
Raised: $555,265 (Includes $271,000 in loans.)
Spent: $395,436
Cash on hand: $162,826

Website: https://www.danawachs.com/

Other Candidates

The list below includes only those candidates who have filed enough signatures to qualify for ballot access.

Additional candidates include: Phillip Anderson (Libertarian), of Fitchburg; Arnie Enz (The Wisconsin Party), of Appleton; Maggie Turnbull (independent), of Madison; and Michael White (Wisconsin Green), of Mindoro.