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John Simonson
Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly District 51
Political party Democrat
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.

Simonson earned a BA 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. [1]



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Simonson was defeated by Republican Howard Marklein in the November 2 general election. Simonson was unopposed in the primary election. [2]

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 lists the following priority values and issues on his website:

  • 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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