Jessie Read

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Jessie Read
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Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Jessie Read was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 22 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]


Campaign themes


Read's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Restoring Funding to our Public Schools.

  • Excerpt: "Voucher programs that give state money to private schools without accountability does not improve the quality of our children’s educational outcomes and instead hurts our public schools by reducing their available state resources."

Assuring Economic Justice and Healthcare Accessibility for Women

  • Excerpt: "I will fight for women’s rights in the workplace, restore “equal pay for equal work” legislation, and push for living wages and decent, family-oriented benefits, including healthcare that is accessible and affordable."

Getting Big $ Out of Politics

  • Excerpt: "I will work to restore public trust in government by reducing the undue influence of big dollar signmoney in political campaigns. By lowering campaign contribution limits, adding donor transparency rules, and boosting enforcement of existing campaign finance laws we can help make our government more responsive to the people’s needs."



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly 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. Jessie Read was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Janel Brandtjen defeated Nick Oliver and Blair Rogacki in the Republican primary. Read faced Brandtjen in the general election.[3][1][4] Brandtjen defeated Read in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanel Brandtjen 70.1% 20,607
     Democratic Jessie Read 29.9% 8,789
Total Votes 29,396
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 22 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJanel Brandtjen 59.6% 3,132
Blair Rogacki 27.3% 1,435
Nick Oliver 13.1% 689
Total Votes 5,256


Campaign themes


Read's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[6]

  • Clean Wisconsin Action Fund
  • AFSCME Wisconsin PEOPLE Conference
  • Wisconsin Social Workers PAC
  • Fair Wisconsin PAC
  • Sierra Club

  • Waukesha County Labor Council C.O.P.E. Fund
  • SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation) PAC
  • Wisconsin Legislative Board
  • Wisconsin Education Association Council
  • Wisconsin Women in Numbers (WIN)

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