Jim Ward (Wisconsin)

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Jim Ward
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Candidate for
Wisconsin State Senate, District 28
High schoolSt. Ignatius High School
Bachelor'sMarquette University (1999)
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Jim Ward was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 28 of the Wisconsin State Senate.


Campaign themes


On his campaign website Ward listed the following major issues:

  • Create Jobs by Supporting Local Businesses
  • "Wisconsin, according to Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, is behind 40 other states in its rate of job growth in 2011. Wisconsin lags behind other Midwestern states such as Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Instead of focusing on job creation the GOP focused on issues that play well with social conservatives."
  • Strengthen Education
  • "I’d work towards restoring some of the over $1 billion cuts to education. We keep seeing that school districts have to lay off more teachers and cut programs. This will have lasting effects on the education of your children and grandchildren. I will work towards restoring some of the cuts to education. We also need to make sure that our schools are meeting the needs of the workforce. I believe that education is the primary driver of economic prosperity and upward mobility. Jobs, education and successful communities all go together. An investment in education is an investment in our future."
  • Transparency
  • "I’m a moderate Democrat & I believe people are looking for government officials who will represent the best interests of the people and not extreme politics that divide us. We need to restore politics back to the Wisconsin Way. I come with an open mind and will be able to listen to all sides of an issue. I come with no secret agenda. I will represent the people and not special interests or party leaders. I also promise not to sign any secrecy agreements that deny public input, unlike my opponent."



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2012

Ward ran in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Senate, District 28.[1] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on August 14, 2012, and lost to incumbent Mary Lazich (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Jim Ward 36.5% 35,053
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Lazich Incumbent 63.4% 60,854
     - Scattering 0.1% 103
Total Votes 96,010

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