The 2022 midterm elections are coming up, including the race for the Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ron Johnson. There are eight candidates with ballot access in the Democratic primary and two candidates (including the incumbent) with ballot access in the Republican primary, both of which will be held on Tuesday, August 9.
For today’s Meet the Candidates show, Wednesday host Carousel Bayrd continues our coverage of this race by speaking to Peter Peckarsky and Darrell Williams, two of the candidates running in the Democratic primary.
Mandela Barnes is currently serving as lieutenant governor of Wisconsin. Prior to that, he served as a state representative in the Wisconsin legislature and chair of the governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. Some of his political priorities include supporting family farmers, cutting taxes for middle-class and working families, and strengthening unions.
Alex Lasry is the senior vice president of the Milwaukee Bucks. Previously, he served as the chair of the Milwaukee 2020 Bid Committee and the finance chair for the Democratic Convention’s Host Committee, along with various roles in the Obama administration. Some of his political priorities include workforce development, raising the minimum wage, and fighting for social justice.
Wisconsin is holding its 2022 partisan primary election on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. You can learn more about upcoming elections and preview your ballot at myvote.wi.gov.
You can find WORT’s ongoing election coverage here.