Press Release - RPDC Announces Historic Number of Republican Candidates

For immediate release:
June 3, 2020


Republican Party of Dane County
[email protected] / 608-709-0478

The Republican Party of Dane County is proud to announce a historic number of Republican candidates now on the ballot in Dane County.  There are more than one dozen, incumbents and challengers, in total. These candidates are running to share fresh ideas and alternatives in Assembly, State Senate, and Congressional Districts throughout the county.

Despite unprecedented obstacles this year, these candidates have worked hard and creatively to share their messages and gather nomination signatures. Curbside signings and drop-offs, networks of neighbors, and a enthusiastic base of supporters all combined to help them reach their goals and get on the ballot.

Every candidate collected far more than the minimum number required and several collected near, or exceeded, the maximum they can submit. Peter Theron, running to represent the 2nd Congressional District, collected and submitted over 2,000 signatures – only 1,000 is required to be on the ballot.  All our area candidates can be found on our website at

The stacks of nomination papers with just one or two signatures per page reflect the difficulty running in a time of social distancing and large gatherings cancelled. “It’s been a huge effort for everyone involved and the outpouring of support throughout the county has been tremendous,” said Republican Party of Dane County Chair Scott Grabins, “It is truly inspiring and rewarding to see so many people take the time to print, sign, and mail in nomination papers to support our candidates.” 

Representing the third largest number of Republicans in Wisconsin, the Republican Party of Dane County is proud of the effort of our candidates and supporters. The number of nomination signatures collected reflects the enthusiasm of Dane County voters for alternatives to the status quo. We are grateful for our candidates to offer themselves in public service, our volunteers for helping them, and for everyone who signed nomination papers to put them on the ballot.

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  • Leah Emmerich
    commented 2020-07-11 22:08:02 -0500
    What about a Republican running for Madison Mayor? I have bee unhappy with the leadership for the last two decades! Leah Emmerich