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Lori Compas

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Lori Compas
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Wisconsin State Senate District 13 Recall
Former Candidate
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri–Columbia
Personal website
Campaign website
Lori Compas was a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin State Senate District 13 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. Scott Fitzgerald.



See also: Scott Fitzgerald recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

Compas lost her bid for Wisconsin State Senate District 13 in the recall election against incumbent Sen. Scott Fitzgerald.[1] Compas defeated Gary Ellerman, a Republican who ran as a Democrat, in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[2]

She lost to Fitzgerald in the recall election on June 5. Terry Virgil (L) came in third.

Recall of Wisconsin State Senator Scott Fitzgerald, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Fitzgerald Incumbent 58.3% 47,146
     Democratic Lori Compas 40.7% 32,909
     Libertarian Terry Virgil 0.9% 763
     - Scattering 0% 33
Total Votes 80,851
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Wisconsin State Senate District 13 Recall - Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLori Compas 71.5% 21,257
Gary Ellerman 27.6% 8,213
Scattering 0.9% 273
Total Votes 29,743

Campaign themes

On her campaign website, Compas listed 9 themes of her campaign:[3]

  • Jobs and economic development
  • Affordable healthcare
  • Supporting public education
  • Balancing the budget
  • Restoring workers' rights
  • Environmental protection
  • Protecting the Wisconsin Retirement System
  • Working to create a Regional Transit Authority
  • Restoring integrity to the legislature

Campaign donors


According to a report filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board at the end of April, Compas raised $100,000 and had $85,000 on hand.[4]


Compas and her husband Eric were married in 1995 and have two children.[5]

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