WSUM Spring Primary Election Guide

Here is WSUM’s spring primary election guide. The three contested primaries for the UW-Madison campus area are for Madison mayor, District 13 city alder and school board, and you can hear our coverage of those races below. To find out information on your polling place and what is on your ballot, visit myvote.wi.gov.

Madison Mayor:

Mo Cheeks:

Mo Cheeks is a current city alder from the west side, and a tech business leader. Hear our conversation with him below:

 

Nick Hart:

Nick hart is a Madison-based comedian. Hear quotes from the candidate below:

(Source: Know Your Candidates interview series)

 

Satya Rhodes-Conway:

Satya Rhodes-Conway is a former city alder from the east side who currently serves on the Madison Food Policy Council and is the managing director for the Mayors’ Innovation Project at UW-Madison. Hear our conversation with her below:

 

Raj Shukla:

Raj Shukla is the executive director of a water policy agency and chairs the Sustainable Madison Committee. Hear our conversation with him below:

 

Paul Soglin:

Paul Soglin is Madison’s incumbent mayor, elected since 2011. He also served as Madison’s mayor from 1973-1979 and 1989-1997. Hear our conversation with him below:

 

District 13 Alder:

Tag Evers:

Tag Evers is a Madison-based concert promoter. Hear quotes from the candidate below:

(Source: Know Your Candidates interview series)

 

David Hoffert:

David Hoffert is a Madison native serving his second year as president of the Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association. Hear our conversation with him below:

 

Justin Kirchen:

Justin Kirchen works with financial advisers and area business owners on efficiency. Hear our conversation with him below:

 

Lee Lazar:

Lee Lazar is an insurance professional previously serving as the transportation commissioner for the village of Oak Park, Illinois. Hear our conversation with him below:

 

School Board:

Negassi Tesfamichael:

The other contested primary in Madison is for school board. We caught up with Cap Times K-12 education reporter Negassi Tesfamichael about who the candidates are for the three contested seats, and what are the issues on which they are running.