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Austin Scieszinski

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Austin Scieszinski
Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Austin Scieszinski was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Wisconsin State Senate.[1]


Scieszinski's professional experience includes working as a legislative aide, a campaign manager, and as project manager at Family Real Estate Investment Company.[2]

Campaign themes


Scieszinski's website has emphasized the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Raising the minimum wage. Workers are still struggling to recover from the recession. We must help them. The first step is raising the minimum wage.
  • Local control over Lands. If a community wants to save their environment from mining exploitation and destruction, they ought to be able to. We must strengthen local control and allow them to choose what happens to their backyards.
  • Making our Democracy a Democracy Again. Voting is EVERY citizen’s right. Republicans have tried to choose who can vote. That’s plain wrong. We need to expand voting and make it easier.
  • Investing in our Youth. We must support Wisconsin students that wish to seek higher education by providing them the means to make it possible.
  • Collective Bargaining. Those that have dedicated their lives to instilling knowledge in our state’s children deserve the same rights as private sector workers.[4]



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 17 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Janis Ringhand defeated Austin Scieszinski and Mike Sheridan in the Democratic primary. Brian Fitzgerald ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Ringhand defeated Fitzgerald in the general election.[5][1][6]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand 59.5% 36,389
     Republican Brian Fitzgerald 40.5% 24,760
Total Votes 61,149
Wisconsin State Senate, District 15 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanis Ringhand 39.8% 6,163
Austin Scieszinski 38% 5,882
Mike Sheridan 22.3% 3,448
Total Votes 15,493

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