John Simonson

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John Simonson
Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 51
Political party Democratic
Website Campaign website
John Simonson was a Democratic candidate for District 51 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[1]

Simonson earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in 1961. He earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1965 and 1973.

Simonson was an instructor at Platteville from 1966-2004. He established the Center for Applied Public Policy in 2002 and has been a policy analyst for the World Bank, Urban Institute and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Association of Realtors.[2]



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Simonson ran in the 2010 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 51. Simonson was defeated by Republican Howard Marklein in the general election on November 2, 2010. Simonson was unopposed in the Democratic primary election on September 14, 2010.[3][4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Howard Marklein (R) 10,822
John Simonson (D) 9,931
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 51 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Simonson (D) 2,129 99.86%

Campaign themes

Simonson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Provide incentives to develop clean energy.
  • Reform K-12 funding to save our schools
  • Bring fairness to tax system
  • Reduce property tax burden
  • Support creation of good-paying jobs
  • Promote a government we can trust and count on

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