Legislative Update for Wisconsin Technical Colleges

November 15, 2022


Election Update 2022

While many congressional races are yet to be officially called, Wisconsin’s electoral picture is largely clear. Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul (both Democrats) won re-election, with Republican John Leiber taking over as State Treasurer. (Democrat Doug La Follette narrowly leads the Secretary of State race, but it has not been called). Incumbent US Senator Ron Johnson (R ) won against challenger Mandela Barnes, as did the incumbents in House of Representatives races in Wisconsin. The open Congressional District 3 was flipped Republican, electing Derrick Van Orden over State Senator Brad Pfaff to replace retiring Ron Kind. Republicans will control both the State Assembly (64 to 35) and the State Senate (22 to 11), but fell short of a veto-proof supermajority in the Assembly. Republicans elected their caucus leaders last week (shown below); Democrats will elect their leaders later this week. Click the link below to see new caucus leaders and for a list of legislators elected on November 8th.

For further analysis and a break down of what the 2022 elections will mean for technical colleges, join DBA Executive Director Layla Merrifield for a lunchtime Zoom on Friday, December 2nd, 2022. We’ll discuss the state of play in the Legislature, updates on Congress, and take questions on what it all means:

Topic: Election Breakdown
Time: Dec 2, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Central

Election Breakdown Zoom Link - Dec. 2nd (12:00 - 1:00 PM)

New caucus leaders and list of legislators elected on November 8th