2023 Voter Guide

RCF Endorsed Candidates

The following candidates were endorsed by Rock County First Political Fund because they met the qualifications and requirements set forth by the Candidates and Campaigns Committee.

The endorsed candidates have provided enough evidence that they align with the vision (protecting liberty and freedom in Rock County) and values (integrity beyond reproach and tangible lasting results).


School Board (vote 2)

  • Brian Nichols
  • Ryan McDonough


City Council (vote 3*)

*This race is actually for 4 spots, but RCF only endorsed 3 candidates. Voters do not need to vote for 4.

  • Brian Nichols
  • Ryan McDonough


School Board (vote 2)

  • Tracy Hannah
  • Ed Snow

Town of Janesville

Board Chairman

  • Marisa Voelkel

Town of Newark


  • Jeff Bovee
  • Kevin Kangas

Village of Footville


  • Gary Selck

Town of Union


  • Kendall Schneider

Town of Harmony


  • Thomas Kunkel
Many races will have multiple seats up for election. Remember, you do not have to vote for the number listed on the ballot. Some races will say “vote 2”, but you can just vote for 1 and it will still be valid. Vote for only the people listed here that appear on your ballot. Don’t give the opposition more votes because you thought you had to!

Supreme Court Race

Normally Rock County First would not endorse a statewide candidate. However, given the focus of RCF is to support and hold accountable local government, the RCF board believes the Wisconsin Supreme Court race will greatly impact local government. Therefore, Rock County First Political Fund endorses Justice Daniel Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Justice Kelly is an experienced justice with a proven record in fighting for and honoring the Constitution of Wisconsin. He is an exemplary justice and will serve well again in the Court.

Voter Qualifications
To be eligible to vote, you:

  • Must be United States citizen
  • Must be age 18 or older by Election Day
  • Must be a resident in an election district or ward for at least 28 consecutive days before an election
  • Must not be disqualified from voting under Wis. Stat. § 6.03, including, but not limited to:
    • Being convicted of felony and still serving terms of the sentence
    • Adjudicated Incompetent
    • Placed a bet or wager on the outcome of the election

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What’s On Your Ballot

Upcoming Elections

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Spring Primary: February 15, 2022 (If needed.)
Spring Election: April 5, 2022

Offices on the Ballot:

  • Court of Appeals Judge – District IV
  • Rock County Board Supervisors
  • City Council Members
  • Town Board Members
  • Village Board Members
  • School Board Members

Spring Election Candidate and Contest Information
Partisan Primary: August 9, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022

Offices on the Ballot:

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • United States Senator
  • Representative in Congress
  • State Senator
  • Representative to the Assembly
  • County Sheriff
  • Clerk of Circuit Court

The above is subject to change. Please check back closer to the dates of the Elections.

Getting On The Ballot

Local Candidates

There are important residency requirements for local candidates. Please review the Wisconsin Candidate Eligibility rules.

Some local offices are considered partisan which means that the candidate runs as a representative of a political party. Other offices are non-partisan which means the candidate does not run as a member of an political party because the expectation is that the office and officeholder are objective. Examples of each are listed.

Local Candidate Key Information

This is a complete listing of Wisconsin Elections Commission forms.

If you are running for school board, contact your school board’s administrator.

If you are running for a municipal seat, please contact your local clerk. Find out more information here.

State Elections/Ethics Commissions
To understand what you can and cannot do when trying to get on the ballot and/or campaign, follow these links. You will find information on forms, schedules, limitations and more. Please reach out to Rock County First with any questions at [email protected]

Wisconsin Elections Commission

Wisconsin Ethics Commission

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