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Wisconsin Gun Owners 2012 Candidate Survey Results

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About These Ratings

These ratings do not imply endorsement of or opposition to candidates. Those candidates who earned “A” ratings  may be downgraded over time if they become obstinate — or upgraded if there is improvement, though the path down is much faster than the path up. These ratings are not designed to be a “voter’s guide.” All candidates for the Wisconsin legislature and congress are surveyed in July following the registration deadline, giving every candidate, regardless of party, equal opportunity and time to respond. All candidates are informed in writing that a failure to respond results in an automatic failing grade (F). However, completing the candidate survey satisfactorily will not guarantee the candidate a favorable ranking. Voting record and attitude are also taken into account.

Top Performers and Notable Losers

Office District Party First Name Last Name Rating Survey
Congressional 1 L Keith Deschler A Yes
Congressional 2 R Chad Lee A Yes
Congressional 4 R Dan Sebring A Yes
State Assembly 3 R Brandi Lefeber A Yes
State Assembly 25 R Paul Tittl A Yes
State Assembly 28 R Erik Severson A Yes
State Assembly 38 L Leroy Watson A Yes
State Assembly 39 R Tracy A. Heron A Yes
State Assembly 45 R Russell Rucker A Yes
State Assembly 45 R Beth Schmidt A Yes
State Assembly 70 R Dan Wald A Yes
State Assembly 71 R Patrick Testin A Yes
State Assembly 85 L Jim Maas A Yes
State Assembly 90 R David Vanderleest A Yes
State Assembly 94 R Kevin Hintz A Yes
State Senate 14 R David Eiler A Yes
State Senate 24 R Steve Abrahamson A Yes
State Senate 24 R Scott Noble A Yes
US Senate C Riley Hood A Yes
US Senate L Joseph Kexel A Yes
US Senate D John Mcclellan A Yes
State Assembly 39 R Mark L. Born A- Yes
State Assembly 49 R Dave Kuhle A- Yes
State Assembly 13 R Thomas Schellinger B Yes
State Assembly 30 R Dean Knudson B Yes
State Assembly 54 R Paul J. Esslinger B Yes
State Assembly 75 R Roger L. Rivard B Yes
State Assembly 94 R Bruce Evers B Yes
State Senate 18 R Rick Gudex B Yes
US Senate I.D.E.A. Nimrod Allen III B Yes
State Assembly 53 R Kurt Schuller B- Yes
State Assembly 74 R John Sendra B- Yes
State Assembly 22 R Don Pridemore C Yes
State Assembly 37 R Chris Ruetten C Yes
State Assembly 72 R Scott S. Krug C Yes
State Assembly 99 R Chris Kapenga C Yes
State Senate 28 D Jim Ward D Yes
Congressional 1 R Paul Ryan F No
US Senate R Tommy Thompson F No

The Complete List

Office District Party First Name Last Name Rating Survey
Congressional 1 L Keith Deschler A Yes
Congressional 1 R Paul Ryan F No
Congressional 1 D Rob Zerban F No
Congressional 2 D Dennis Hall F No
Congressional 2 R Chad Lee A Yes
Congressional 2 R Lou Mittelstaedt F No
Congressional 2 D Mark Pocan F No
Congressional 2 D Kelda Roys F No
Congressional 2 D Matt Silverman F No
Congressional 3 R Ray Boland F No
Congressional 3 D Ron Kind F No
Congressional 3 R Edward Martin Jr. F No
Congressional 4 D Gwen Moore F No
Congressional 4 I Robert Raymond F No
Congressional 4 R Dan Sebring A Yes
Congressional 5 D Dave Heaster F No
Congressional 5 R F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. F No
Congressional 6 D Joe Kallas F No
Congressional 6 R Tom Petri F No
Congressional 6 R Lauren Stephens F No
Congressional 7 R Sean Duffy F No
Congressional 7 D Pat Kreitlow F No
Congressional 7 Independently Voting Wisconsin Citizens Dale Lehner F No
Congressional 8 R Reid Ribble F No
Congressional 8 D Jamie Wall F No
State Assembly 1 R Garey Bies F No
State Assembly 1 D Arnie Johnsrud F No
State Assembly 1 D Patrick Veeser F No
State Assembly 2 D Laurie Burke F No
State Assembly 2 D Jeanette Greenwood F No
State Assembly 2 R Andre Jacque F No
State Assembly 2 D Larry Pruess F No
State Assembly 3 R Brandi Lefeber A Yes
State Assembly 3 D Kole Oswald F No
State Assembly 3 R Al Ott F No
State Assembly 3 I Josh Young A Yes
State Assembly 4 D Michael Malcheski F No
State Assembly 4 R Chad Weininger F No
State Assembly 5 D Ryan Ferguson F No
State Assembly 5 D Jeff Mccabe F No
State Assembly 5 R Jim Steineke F No
State Assembly 6 D John Powers F No
State Assembly 6 R Gary Tauchen F No
State Assembly 7 D Cylest Brooks F No
State Assembly 7 D Peggy Krusick F No
State Assembly 7 D Daniel Riemer F No
State Assembly 8 D Laura Manriquez F No
State Assembly 8 D Jocasta Zamarripa F No
State Assembly 9 D Jose Guzman F No
State Assembly 9 D Josh Zepnich F No
State Assembly 10 D Harriet Callier F No
State Assembly 10 D Millie Coby F No
State Assembly 10 D Ieshuh Grifffin F No
State Assembly 10 D Sandy Pasch F No
State Assembly 10 D Kristopher Rowe F No
State Assembly 11 D Mandela Barnes F No
State Assembly 11 D Jason Fields F No
State Assembly 12 D Mario Hall F No
State Assembly 12 D Frederick Kessler F No
State Assembly 13 R Matt Adamczyk F No
State Assembly 13 R Rob Hutton F No
State Assembly 13 D John Pokrandt F No
State Assembly 13 R Nate Ristow F No
State Assembly 13 R Thomas Schellinger B Yes
State Assembly 14 R Dale Kooyenga F No
State Assembly 14 D Chris Rockwood F No
State Assembly 15 D Chuck Garrigues F No
State Assembly 15 D Cindy Moore F No
State Assembly 15 R Joe Sanfelippo F No
State Assembly 16 D Leon Young F No
State Assembly 17 D Sam Coleman F No
State Assembly 17 D Tracey Dent F No
State Assembly 17 I Anthony Edwards F No
State Assembly 17 D La Tonya Johnson F No
State Assembly 17 D Fred Royal F No
State Assembly 18 D Lisa Brown F No
State Assembly 18 D James Dieter F No
State Assembly 18 D Jarett Fields F No
State Assembly 18 D Michael Glabere F No
State Assembly 18 D Evan Goyke F No
State Assembly 18 D Ty Jackson F No
State Assembly 18 L Melba Morris-Page F No
State Assembly 18 D Andrew Parker F No
State Assembly 18 D Lashawndra Vernon F No
State Assembly 19 I Kenneth Morgan F No
State Assembly 19 D Jon Richards F No
State Assembly 20 R Kristan Harris F No
State Assembly 20 R Molly Mcgartland F No
State Assembly 20 D Christine Sinicki F No
State Assembly 21 R Mark Honadel F No
State Assembly 21 D William Kurtz F No
State Assembly 21 Forward WI Mike Schmidt F No
State Assembly 22 D Chad Bucholtz F No
State Assembly 22 R Nick Oliver F No
State Assembly 22 R Don Pridemore C Yes
State Assembly 23 R Jim Ott F No
State Assembly 23 D Cris Rogers F No
State Assembly 24 D Shan Haqqi F No
State Assembly 24 R Dan Knodl F No
State Assembly 25 D Jim Brey F No
State Assembly 25 D Luke A. Bushman F No
State Assembly 25 D Ron Gruett F No
State Assembly 25 R Mike Howe F No
State Assembly 25 R Barry Nelson F No
State Assembly 25 R Jason J. Sladky F No
State Assembly 25 D Bernie Starzewski F No
State Assembly 25 R Paul Tittl A Yes
State Assembly 26 R Michael D. Endsley F No
State Assembly 26 D Asher Heimermann F No
State Assembly 26 D Mike Helmke F No
State Assembly 26 R Devin Lemahieu F No
State Assembly 27 D Steven H. Bauer F No
State Assembly 27 R Steven Kestell F No
State Assembly 28 D Adam T. Bever F No
State Assembly 28 R Erik Severson A Yes
State Assembly 29 R John Murtha F No
State Assembly 29 D Jim Swanson F No
State Assembly 30 D Jared G. Christiansen F No
State Assembly 30 R Dean Knudson B Yes
State Assembly 30 D Diane Obeen F No
State Assembly 31 R Amy Loudenbeck F No
State Assembly 31 D Ryan J. Schroeder F No
State Assembly 32 R Tyler August F No
State Assembly 32 D Kim M. Peterson F No
State Assembly 33 R Steve Nass F No
State Assembly 33 D Scott A. Woods F No
State Assembly 34 D Roberta Retrum F No
State Assembly 34 R Rob Swearingen F No
State Assembly 34 D Merlin Van Buren F No
State Assembly 34 R Alex Young F No
State Assembly 35 R Mary Czaja F No
State Assembly 35 D Kevin Koth F No
State Assembly 36 D Dorothy Kegley F Yes
State Assembly 36 R Jeffrey L. Mursau F No
State Assembly 37 D Mary I. Arnold F No
State Assembly 37 R James B. Braughler F No
State Assembly 37 D Laura Cotting F No
State Assembly 37 R John Jagler F No
State Assembly 37 R Steve Kauffeld F No
State Assembly 37 R James W. Romlein F No
State Assembly 37 R Chris Ruetten C Yes
State Assembly 38 L Leroy Watson A Yes
State Assembly 38 R Joel Kleefisch F No
State Assembly 38 D Scott Michalak F No
State Assembly 39 R Mark L. Born A- Yes
State Assembly 39 D Jim Grigg F No
State Assembly 39 R Tracy A. Heron A Yes
State Assembly 39 R Don Lechner F No
State Assembly 40 D Kevin M. Kuehl F No
State Assembly 40 R Kevin D. Petersen F No
State Assembly 41 R Joan Ballweg F No
State Assembly 41 D Melissa Sorenson F No
State Assembly 42 D Paula Cooper F No
State Assembly 42 R Keith Ripp F No
State Assembly 43 D Andy Jorgensen F No
State Assembly 43 R Evan B. Wynn F No
State Assembly 44 R Joe Knilans F No
State Assembly 44 D Debra Kolste F No
State Assembly 44 D Sam Liebert F No
State Assembly 44 D Kevin M. Murray F No
State Assembly 44 D Yuri Rashkin F No
State Assembly 45 D Sheila L. De Forest F No
State Assembly 45 D Janis Ringhand F No
State Assembly 45 R Russell Rucker A Yes
State Assembly 45 R Beth Schmidt A Yes
State Assembly 46 D Gary Hebl F No
State Assembly 46 R Trish Schaefer F No
State Assembly 47 R Sandy Bakk F No
State Assembly 47 D Robert D. Graupner F No
State Assembly 47 D Amanda Hall F No
State Assembly 47 D Robb Kahl F No
State Assembly 47 D Patrick W. Miles F No
State Assembly 48 D Dan Bohrod F No
State Assembly 48 D Santiago Rosas F No
State Assembly 48 D Melissa A. Sargent F No
State Assembly 49 D Carol Beals F No
State Assembly 49 R Dave Kuhle A- Yes
State Assembly 49 R Travis Tranel F No
State Assembly 50 R Edward Brooks F No
State Assembly 50 D Sarah Ann Shanahan F No
State Assembly 51 D Patrick Bomhack F No
State Assembly 51 R Howard Marklein F No
State Assembly 51 D Maureen May-Grimm F No
State Assembly 52 D Paul G. Czisny F No
State Assembly 52 R Jeremy J. Thiesfeldt F No
State Assembly 53 D Ryan Flejter F No
State Assembly 53 R Frank Franssetto F No
State Assembly 53 D Koby Schellenger F No
State Assembly 53 R Michael Schraa F No
State Assembly 53 R Kurt Schuller B- Yes
State Assembly 53 D Joanne Staudacher F No
State Assembly 54 R Paul J. Esslinger B Yes
State Assembly 54 D Gordon Hintz F No
State Assembly 55 D Jim Crail F No
State Assembly 55 R Dean R. Kaufert F No
State Assembly 55 R Jay Schroeder F No
State Assembly 56 D Diana Lawrence F No
State Assembly 56 R Dave Murphy F No
State Assembly 56 R Jim Pleuss F No
State Assembly 56 D Richard B. Schoenbohm F No
State Assembly 57 D Penny Bernard Schaber F No
State Assembly 58 R Pat Strachota F No
State Assembly 59 R Daniel R. Lemahieu F No
State Assembly 60 D Perry Duman F No
State Assembly 60 R Duey Stroebel F No
State Assembly 61 R Samantha Kerkman F No
State Assembly 61 D John P. Steinbrink F No
State Assembly 62 D Randy Bryce F No
State Assembly 62 R Kevin Cantwell F No
State Assembly 62 D Melissa Lemke F No
State Assembly 62 R Tom Weatherston F No
State Assembly 63 D Kelley Albrecht F No
State Assembly 63 R Robin J. Vos F No
State Assembly 64 D Peter W. Barca F No
State Assembly 65 D Dayvin A. Hallmon F No
State Assembly 65 D Brian R. Harwood F No
State Assembly 65 D Albert Namath F No
State Assembly 65 D Tod Ohnstad F No
State Assembly 66 D Cory Mason F No
State Assembly 67 D Debra Bieging F No
State Assembly 67 R Thomas Larson F No
State Assembly 68 R Kathleen M. Bernier F No
State Assembly 68 D Judy Smriga F No
State Assembly 69 D Paul Knoff F No
State Assembly 69 R Scott Suder F No
State Assembly 70 R Nancy L. Vandermeer F No
State Assembly 70 D Amy S. Vruwink F No
State Assembly 70 R Dan Wald A Yes
State Assembly 71 D Andrew L. Beveridge F No
State Assembly 71 D Laura Hauser-Menting F No
State Assembly 71 D Corey D. Ladick F No
State Assembly 71 D Tom Mallison F No
State Assembly 71 D Jeri McGinley F No
State Assembly 71 D Hans Schmid F No
State Assembly 71 D Katrina Shankland F No
State Assembly 71 D Robert L. Steinke F No
State Assembly 71 D Dana L. Strohm F No
State Assembly 71 R Patrick Testin A Yes
State Assembly 71 D David J. Verhage F No
State Assembly 72 R Scott S. Krug C Yes
State Assembly 72 D Justin D. Pluess F No
State Assembly 73 D Nick Milroy F No
State Assembly 74 D Janet Bewley F No
State Assembly 74 R John Sendra B- Yes
State Assembly 75 D John M. Hardin F No
State Assembly 75 R Roger L. Rivard B Yes
State Assembly 75 D Stephen Smith F No
State Assembly 76 D Melissa J. Malott F No
State Assembly 76 D Chris Taylor F No
State Assembly 77 D Terese Berceau F No
State Assembly 78 D Christopher V. Fisher F No
State Assembly 78 D Brett Hulsey F No
State Assembly 78 D Jason D. Vangalis F No
State Assembly 79 D Dianne Hesselbein F No
State Assembly 79 D Ellen Lindgren F No
State Assembly 80 R Tom Lamberson F No
State Assembly 80 D Sondy Pope-Roberts F No
State Assembly 80 D Charles Uphoff F No
State Assembly 80 D Joseph S. Wineke F No
State Assembly 81 D Fred Clark F No
State Assembly 81 R Scott Frostman F No
State Assembly 82 R Jeff Stone F No
State Assembly 82 D Kathleen Wied-Vincent F No
State Assembly 83 D James Brownlow F No
State Assembly 83 R Dave Craig F No
State Assembly 83 R Peter L. Gundrum F No
State Assembly 84 R Mike Kuglitsch F No
State Assembly 84 D Jesse J. Roelke F No
State Assembly 85 L Jim Maas A Yes
State Assembly 85 D Jeff Johnson F No
State Assembly 85 R Patrick Snyder F No
State Assembly 85 D Mandy Wright F No
State Assembly 86 D Dennis Halkoski F No
State Assembly 86 R John Spiros F No
State Assembly 86 R Wayne C. Thorson F No
State Assembly 87 D Elizabeth Riley F No
State Assembly 87 R Mary Williams F No
State Assembly 88 D Ward Bacon F No
State Assembly 88 R John Klenke F No
State Assembly 89 R John Nygren F No
State Assembly 89 D Joe Reinhard F No
State Assembly 90 R Joel Diny F No
State Assembly 90 D Eric Genrich F No
State Assembly 90 R David Vanderleest A Yes
State Assembly 91 D Brandon Buchanan F No
State Assembly 91 R Bill Ingram F No
State Assembly 91 D Dana L. Wachs F No
State Assembly 92 D Chris Danou F No
State Assembly 93 R Warren Petryk F No
State Assembly 93 D Jeff Smith F No
State Assembly 94 D Steve Doyle F No
State Assembly 94 R Ray Ebert F No
State Assembly 94 R Bruce Evers B Yes
State Assembly 94 R Steven Freng F No
State Assembly 94 R Kevin Hintz A Yes
State Assembly 95 D Jill Billings F No
State Assembly 96 D Tom J. Johnson F No
State Assembly 96 R Lee A. Nerison F No
State Assembly 97 R Bill Kramer F No
State Assembly 97 D Marga Krumins F No
State Assembly 98 R Paul F. Farrow F No
State Assembly 98 D Eric Prudent F Yes
State Assembly 99 D Thomas D. Hibbard F No
State Assembly 99 R Chris Kapenga C Yes
State Senate 2 R Robert Cowles F No
State Senate 2 D Richard Langan F No
State Senate 4 I David King F No
State Senate 4 D Lena Taylor F No
State Senate 6 D Michael Bonds F No
State Senate 6 D Elizabeth Coggs F No
State Senate 6 D Nikiya Harris F No
State Senate 6 D Michael Mayo F No
State Senate 6 R Virginia Pratt F No
State Senate 6 D Allyn Monroe Swan F No
State Senate 6 D Delta Triplett F No
State Senate 8 R Alberta Darling F No
State Senate 10 D Scott Erlenborn F No
State Senate 10 R Sheila Harsdorf F No
State Senate 10 D Daniel Olson F No
State Senate 12 L Paul Ehlers F No
State Senate 12 D Susan Sommer F No
State Senate 12 D Lisa Theo F No
State Senate 12 R Tom Tiffany F No
State Senate 14 R David Eiler A Yes
State Senate 14 R Luther Olsen F No
State Senate 14 D Margarete Worthington F No
State Senate 16 D Mark Miller F No
State Senate 18 D John Curry F No
State Senate 18 R Rick Gudex B Yes
State Senate 18 D Jessica King F No
State Senate 20 R Glenn Grothman F No
State Senate 20 D Tanya Lohr F No
State Senate 22 R Pam Stevens F No
State Senate 22 D Robert Wirch F No
State Senate 24 R Steve Abrahamson A Yes
State Senate 24 D Julie Lassa F No
State Senate 24 R Scott Noble A Yes
State Senate 26 D Fred Risser F No
State Senate 28 R Mary Lazich F No
State Senate 28 D Jim Ward D Yes
State Senate 30 D Dave Hansen F No
State Senate 30 R John Macco F No
State Senate 30 R Mary Scray F No
State Senate 30 R Ray Suennen F No
State Senate 32 R Bill Feehan F No
State Senate 32 R Tim Hesse F No
State Senate 32 D Miguel Morga F No
State Senate 32 D Jennifer Shilling F No
US Senator I.D.E.A. Nimrod Allen III B Yes
US Senator D Tammy Baldwin F No
US Senator I Michael Blinkwitz F No
US Senator R Jeff Fitzgerald F No
US Senator C Riley Hood A Yes
US Senator R Eric Hovde F No
US Senator L Joseph Kexel A Yes
US Senator Independence Michael La Forest F No
US Senator D William Lano F No
US Senator R George Lucia F No
US Senator D John Mcclellan A Yes
US Senator I Joseph Moriarty F No
US Senator R Mark Neumann F No
US Senator D Gregory Paules F No
US Senator I James Samuelson F No
US Senator R John Schiess F No
US Senator R Kip Smith F No
US Senator D Vittorio Spadaro F Yes
US Senator R Tommy Thompson F No
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About the Author: Corey Graff is the executive director of Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. (WGO), a pro-gun activist, and a life-long gun owner from Wisconsin.

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  1. [...] here to find out the results of the Wisconsin Gun Owners 2012 Candidate Survey.  It is interesting to [...]

  2. Roger Hackler says:

    I want to report that the Democratic Party of Portage County Wisconsin is anti-gun, and that they are being reported, and they are all about having a gun-free zone, because they don’t want anyone to make them feel intimidated!

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