Press Release: 19 of 31 Candidates Fail to File Appropriately

Contact: Matt Kozlowski,, (715) 571-1577     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               19 OF 31 CANDIDATES FAIL TO FILE APPROPRIATELY Campaign Finance Filings Riddled with Errors With just days remaining before the April 2nd Election, Progressive Dane members were upset to find extensive errors in many of the Campaign Finance Filings that were due Monday, March 25.  Continue reading

Madison school board candidate TJ Mertz discusses Walker's budget, voucher schools

By Isthmus Staff, published on The Daily Page 3/28/13 Five candidates are competing for three seats on the Madison school board, with the general election on April 2, 2013. The political context for the races is explosive, given Gov. Scott Walker's revolutionary proposals for education in Wisconsin: cuts to public school funding, an expansion of the voucher program, and a revamping of teachers' evaluations and bargaining rights. Continue reading

Plan would make it easier to use city of Madison land for edible landscaping

By Linda Falkenstein Published on The Isthmus Daily Page 2/26/13 An ordinance will be introduced at tonight's Common Council meeting making it easier for residents to plant edible landscaping on city land. Section 8.32, Edible Landscaping on City-Owned Lands, to be introduced by Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, is meant to "encourage the planting and harvesting of locally grown fruits, vegetables, nuts and other edible plant forms, and to regulate the permitting, placement and maintenance of such edible landscapes on certain city-owned land." No fee. Continue reading

Press Release: Progressive Dane's Statement on Sarah Manski's Withdrawal from the School Board Race

CONTACT: MIKE JOHNSON, CO-CHAIR PROGRESSIVE DANE (414) 704-5811 – ADMIN@PRODANE.ORG For Immediate Release: FEBRUARY 24TH, 2013 On January 23rd, 2013, Progressive Dane made a dual endorsement in the Madison Metropolitan School Board race for Seat 5. At the time, Progressive Dane had no indication that Sarah Manski would not be able to follow through on the campaign or hold the seat if elected. Progressive Dane made no contributions, monetary or otherwise, to her campaign.  Continue reading

Several candidates with ties to Wisconsin Capitol protests running for local office in Madison this spring

By: John Waters Published on The Isthmus Daily Page on 2/21/13 On his city council campaign website, a photo of Christian Hansen shows him posing in the State Capitol rotunda wearing a button bearing the orange-and-blue logo of the #wiunion movement. The message Hansen is trying to convey is clear even if the connection between the Capitol protests of two years ago and the Madison Common Council are not. Continue reading

Nine candidates square off in 2013 primary races for Madison city council

By: Joe Tarr  Published in the Isthmus on 02/14/2013  Twelve of the city's 20 Common Council districts will be contested this spring, but only three of them involve primaries on Feb. 19. Three people apiece are running for the 2nd, 13th and 15th district seats. The top two vote-getters in each district will square off in the April 2 general election. All nine candidates can be painted in various shades as "liberal." But there are also subtle and important differences in experience, goals, energy and values. Here's a breakdown of Tuesday's races. Continue reading