Democratic Party of Dane County: Celebrates historic night

MADISON – The Democratic Party of Dane County scored historic wins in yesterday’s Spring election. Fifty candidates running to represent all corners of the county were elected yesterday. The Dane Dems congratulates these victorious candidates:

Mary Kolar, County Board 1

Heidi Wegleitner, County Board 2

Analiese Eicher, County Board 3

Richard Kilmer, County Board 4

Hayley Young, County Board 5

Yogesh Chawla, County Board 6

Carousel Bayrd, County Board 8

Jeremy Levin, County Board 10

Kelly Danner, County Board 11

Chuck Erickson, County Board 13

George Gillis, County Board 14

Steven Peters, County Board 15

Jamie Kuhn, County Board 16

Jeff Pertl, County Board 17

Michele Ritt, County Board 18

Julie Schwellenbach, County Board 20

Andrew Schauer, County Board 21

Maureen McCarville, County Board 22

Shelia Stubbs, County Board 23

Tanya Buckingham, County Board 24

Tim Kiefer, County Board 25

Sharon Corrigan, County Board 26

Nikole Jones, County Board 28

Patrick Downing, County Board 30

Jason Knoll, County Board 32

Jenni Dye, County Board 33

Patrick Miles, County Board 34

Carl Chenoweth, County Board 35

Danielle Williams, County Board 36

Melissa Ratcliff, Cottage Grove Village Board

Gloria Reyes, Madison Metropolitan School Board 1

Mary Burke, Madison Metropolitan School Board 2

Molly Grupe, Monona City Council

Amanda Peterson, Oregon Village Board

Tim Swadley, Stoughton Mayor

Phil Caravello, Stoughton City Council 2

Regina Hirsch, Stoughton Council 3

Nicole Wiessinger, Stoughton Council 4

Frank Sullivan, Stoughton School Board

Allison Song, Stoughton School Board

Yolibeth Fitzgibbon, Stoughton School Board

Kathleen McLaughlin-Hoppe, Stoughton School Board

Steve Stocker, Sun Prairie City Council 1

Theresa Stevens, Sun Prairie City Council 2

Marylin Ruffin, Sun Prairie School Board

Bryn Horton, Sun Prairie School Board

Luke Diaz, Verona Mayor

Chad Kemp, Verona City Council 1

Katie Kohl, Verona City Council 2

Kate Cronin, Verona City Council 3

DPDC chair Michael Basford said the following about this historic result:

“Today is a great day for Democrats in Dane County! All over Dane County, voters yesterday chose strong, progressive Democrats to represent them in local office. And in turning out voters for these races, we were able to help Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice-Elect Rebecca Dallet net 81% of the Dane County vote – an unprecedented percentage in a Supreme Court race.

“These victories represent hope for a better future in Dane County and also represent a stinging rebuke to the divisive and regressive policies of Donald Trump, Scott Walker and the Republicans in charge of our state and national government. Dane County has the strongest economy in Wisconsin and is routinely regarded as one of the best places to live in America because voters entrust their local governments to hard-working Democrats who deliver better communities for the people who elect them. Last night’s results ensure that this will continue into the future.

“Scott Walker’s twitter tantrum last night shows that these results have unnerved him and that he’s scared. He should be. Democrats and the voters who support them are ready for this November, when we will win elections all over Wisconsin and bring much-needed change.”