Mike Sheridan

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Mike Sheridan
Sheridan michael.jpg
Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly District 44
ProfessionPresident, United Auto Workers Local 95
Mike Sheridan (b. September 17, 1958) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Wisconsin State Senate.[1]

Sheridan was a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 44th District since 2005. He served as Speaker.


Sheridan has served as President of United Auto Workers Local 95, and worked as an auto assembly worker at General Motors-Janesville Assembly for over 30 years.

He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Rock County Labor Coalition.[2]

Committee assignments



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.[3][1][4]

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


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Sheridan was defeated in his bid for re-election to Wisconsin State Assembly District 44. He was defeated by Republican Joe Knilans in the general election on November 2, 2010. Sheridan was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 44

Democratic primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael J. Sheridan (D) 1,948 99.54%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-14 Traveling sales crews: regulations created; exceptions and penalty provisions
  • AB-255 Federal economic stimulus funds allocation provisions re ARRA

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


Rep. Sheridan on UPFRONT With Mike Gousha

The top five donors to Sheridan's 2008 campaign were all individuals:[6]

Donor Amount
Bowe, Bill $1,000
Ziegelbauer, Gary J $1,000
Madrigrano, Aldo $1,000
Bysted, Steven R $1,000
Kolocheski, Chip $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 44
Succeeded by
Joe Knilans