Hey! Milwaukee! Today, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, is the Wisconsin fall partisan primary. You know what that means: it’s time to carve out 30 minutes from your precious day and vote. Why? Because it’s your civic duty, because change begins at a local level, and because only total jerks and creeps don’t vote. Do it for democracy. Do it for yourself. Do it for the befuddled senior citizens manning the polls.

Anyway, here’s some pertinent info: Polls open at 7 a.m. Your polling place and a sample ballot can be found here. This is a partisan primary, meaning you can only vote for candidates in a single party. If you fill in little circles for both Democratic and Republican candidates, your ballot will be thrown in trash like a bag of moldy tangerines. The top vote getters from each party will face each other in the general election November 6.

Below is a brief rundown of the contenders. Find out who the Shepherd Express endorses here. Find out more about the candidates from Urban Milwaukee here and here. Vote.

DEMOCRATIC

GOVERNOR
Matt Flynn

Tony Evers
Josh Pade
Mike McCabe
Mahlon Mitchell
Kelda Helen Roys
Paul R. Soglin
Kathleen Vinehout
Andy Gronik (dropped out)
Dana Wachs (dropped out)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Kurt J. Kober
Mandela Barnes

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Josh Kaul

SECRETARY OF STATE
Doug La Follette
Arvina Martin

STATE TREASURER
Dawn Marie Sass
Cynthia Kaump
Sarah Godlewski

UNITED STATES SENATOR
Tammy Baldwin

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 4
Gary R. George
Gwen S. Moore

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 7
Chris Larson

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 9
Josh Zepnick
Marisabel Cabrera

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 16
Kalan Haywood
Rick Banks
Brandy Bond
Supreme Moore Omokunde
Danielle McClendon-Williams

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 18
Travis Spell
Evan Goyke

REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 19
Jonathan Brostoff

Milwaukee County Sheriff
Richard R. Schmidt
Robert J. Ostrowski
Earnell Lucas

MILWAUKEE COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
John Barrett

REPUBLICAN

GOVERNOR
Scott Walker
Robert Meyer

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Rebecca Kleefisch

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Brad Schimel

SECRETARY OF STATE
Jay Schroeder
Spencer Zimmerman

STATE TREASURER
Travis Hartwig
Jill Millies

UNTED STATES SENATOR
George C. Lucia
Leah Vukmir
Griffin Jones
Kevin Nicholson
Charles Barman

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS DISTRICT 4
Tim Rogers
Cindy Werner

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 7
Jason Red Arnold

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