Contact: Brian Evans, 630-217-7561

OSHKOSH, WI — Today at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention, Kelda Roys won the WisPolitics straw poll, solidifying her as a frontrunner in the Democratic primary for governor. Roys won the poll win 23.3% of the vote, nearly twice as high as the next highest vote-getter, Mahlon Mitchell, who took 11.8%.

“I’m running for governor because I have a vision for our Wisconsin as a place of opportunity and fairness,” said Roys. “Today’s poll proves that Wisconsin voters are excited to vote for a leader with a positive vision for our state, not just vote against things. We’re gaining momentum every day by sharing our values of opportunity and fairness, with a hopeful, optimistic vision for our future.”

This is Kelda Roys fourth consecutive straw poll win; she previously placed first in the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Convention, on air on the Devil’s Advocates radio show, and at the Educators Amplified WRRP Radio and WEAC Region 7 forum. Roys also placed in the top 4 at the Racine County Democratic Party straw poll; the party did not release the full results. No other candidate has won any straw poll in the last two months.

“These results prove beyond a doubt that Kelda Roys is a frontrunner in this campaign,” said campaign spokesperson Brian Evans. “She is the only candidate for governor who is continually gaining momentum.

“Time after time, Wisconsinites who are the most engaged and paying the most attention are voting for Kelda Roys as our nominee and our next governor,” added Evans. “It’s clear that the more voters learn about Kelda Roys’ vision for Wisconsin’s future, the more they support her.”

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