WISCONSIN — Today the Working Families Party announced its third round of endorsements for the 2022 spring election cycle. New endorsements include Dane County Supervisor Anthony J. Gray, who has consistently advocated for increased investment in racial and criminal justice, and Vice President of the Superior School Board Dr. Christina Kintop, a longstanding advocate for public school families.

“Elections are a huge opportunity to improve the lives of our families and communities, and that’s exactly what these new WFP candidates are running to do.” said WI WFP State Director Jake Spence. “While some want to use fear and hatred to divide us, it’s clear that voters want proactive leaders who are committed to passing bold solutions. WI WFP is proud to stand with our endorsed candidates, and we plan to help them through the finish line in April.”

The Party also endorsed Natalie Hoffman for Green Bay City Council, District 4; Jerry Lynn for Village of Shorewood Board of Trustees; Kayley McColley for Wausau School Board, At Large, Kate Erickson for Cedarburg School Board, At Large; Eric Olson for Portage County Executive; Board President Ali Muldrow for Madison Metropolitan School District, Seat 4; Alder Gabriella Gerhardt for Fitchburg City Council, District 2, Seat 4; Olivia Xistris-Songpanya for Dane County Supervisor, District 13; Jacob Wright for Dane County Supervisor, District 17; Jesse Kearns for Wausau City Council, District 4 and the Yes on A Cannabis Legalization Referendum in Ashland, WI.

“I am proud and honored to be endorsed by the Working Families Party,” said Supervisor Anthony Gray. “I believe in the WFP’s mission to bring people together across differences to create local governments that works for all of us. Together, we can fight for a Dane County – and a Wisconsin – that respects the dignity of communities of color, working families, and immigrants, and one that allows all of us to thrive.”

The Working Families Party is a grassroots political party that recruits, trains, and elects the next generation of progressive leaders to office. In 2021, WI WFP’s endorsement of Mandela Barnes gave a big boost to the former WFP leader, and WI WFP activists and staff ran statewide get out the vote efforts to elect a slate of progressive candidates in Milwaukee, Madison and Racine. In 2020, WI WFP ran a massive volunteer-driven get out the vote effort, where hundreds of WFP members and activists came together from across the state to help elect President Joe Biden. Over the course of three months, the WI WFP collected 95,000 commitments to vote from voters across the state — nearly quadruple Trump’s margin of victory in Wisconsin for 2016, and helped protect Gov. Evers’ veto in the state legislature.

Previously, the Party helped elect Gov. Tony Evers and WFP Board Member and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, and swept the MPS elections — a victory that served as a mid-point for an incredible progressive winning streak for the WFP in local elections across America. The WI WFP then went on to pass the MPS referendum and win key seats in the April election.

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