Conservation Voters endorsed candidates gain 70 local seats

Apr 07, 2022

MADISON – Wisconsin Conservation Voters is proud to announce 70 of its endorsed candidates won their seats on boards and councils across the state on Tuesday.

“Despite record out-of-state spending and unprecedented attack ads, our endorsed candidates fought positive, issue-based campaigns,” said Deputy Director Seth Hoffmeister. “Even in the biggest races with the most money, we were able to fight, shift the narrative, and win.”

The extreme threat to democracy and the urgency of addressing climate change demands continued effort and attention. Wisconsin will continue to be a swing state with enormous impact – and in November, the stakes will be only higher.

Major victories include:

  • In Eau Claire, a majority of our endorsed candidates won and will continue to grow the city as a leader in climate action.
  • All of our Appleton endorsed candidates won their races and will partner with our campaign to transition the city to 100 percent clean energy.
  • In La Crosse County, we defended a pro-conservation majority against heavy opposition spending.
  • Our success on the Portage County Board will elevate and address clean water issues.
  • Defeating a false Trump elector on De Pere City Council.

“Wisconsin Conservation Voters endorsed local candidates across Wisconsin in this year’s April election,” said Organizing Director Casey Hicks. “We vetted more than 100 local candidates who shared our core values of clean water, clean energy, and an equitable, robust democracy for all.”

Visit our election page here for an entire rundown of election results.

For more information

Contact Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or