Mark Westphal

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Mark Westphal
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Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Mark Westphal was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 55 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]


Campaign themes


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

  • Family-Supporting Job Creation
  • Strong Education System For All Our Students
  • 21st Century Living Wage For WI Workers
  • Fair Tax System For All Residents
  • Bring Back Common Sense Solutions To Madison



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. Mark Westphal was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Rohrkaste defeated John R. Lehman, Ryan Pheifer, Steven Gillespie and Jay Schroeder in the Republican primary. Westphal faced Rohrkaste in the general election. Jarrod Kuehn (R), Ryan Rothenbach (R) and Rich Martin (L) were removed from the ballot.[1][3] Republican Rohrkaste defeated Westphal in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rohrkaste 57.8% 14,027
     Democratic Mark Westphal 42.2% 10,240
Total Votes 24,267
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 55 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rohrkaste 31.5% 1,442
Ryan Pheifer 27.7% 1,268
Steven Gillespie 22.2% 1,016
John R. Lehman 9.6% 440
Jay Schroeder 9% 410
Total Votes 4,576



In 2014, Westphal's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • George Scherck; Fmr Mayor of Neenah
  • Mark Ellis; Former City of Neenah Alderman
  • Don Winter; Former City of Neenah Alderman
  • United Steelworkers District 2
  • AFSCME PEOPLE Conference

  • Citizen Action of Wisconsin
  • Fair Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Education Association Council
  • National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 400

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