Legislative Scorecard for 2019-2020. Part of the the comprehensive Smoke the Vote Candidate Scorecard and Voter Guide: https://vote.norml.org/
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Simon Moesch (D) or Richard Sarnwick (D) vs Gary Tauchen (R)

Wisconsin’s 6th Assembly District which includes parts of Oconto, Shawano, Waupaca and Outagamie counties, including partly in Brown County (Village of Pulaski and Town of Pittsfield). (MAP)

Born and raised in Shawano, Wisconsin, Democrat Simon Moesch is looking to represent District 6 in Wisconsin’s State Assembly. Moesch is a recent college graduate from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and minors in Business Administration and Citizenship Studies. Moesch looks to bring the topics of increasing the minimum wage in Wisconsin, legalizing Marijuana, increasing funding for public schools, fixing state roads, reproductive rights, and increasing veteran resources to the forefront.

Moesch stance on marijuana reform: I hold the stance that Wisconsin should legalize marijuana for recreational use with adults 21 years or older and also used medically. I believe this is something that could not only benefit the people of Wisconsin, but it could also benefit our economy. This could be a great resource to help increase funding for public schools. I do think there needs to be some restrictions on where people can consume just like alcohol though. If elected I would look to use other state legislature with their marijuana reform to help create ours.

Learn more about Simon Moesch at his campaign Facebook page.


Richard Sarnwick (D) from Shawano ran for this office in 2018. Here is his Q&A on marijuana reform back then:

Would you support changing state law to legalize marijuana and/or cannabis products? If so, under what conditions? If not, why?

Richard Sarnwick: I feel the state should just legalize marijuana. People who use it get it anyway. Take the sale of marijuana away from people who are selling it illegally, and tax the heck out of it.  Use the tax money to fund drug treatment programs, and mental health programs. We should be willing to pay mental health caregivers a great salary, attract them to our state and we will all see dividends from a program like this. I see opportunity to improve our drug treatment and mental health programs using this model.

email: sarnwickcampaign@yahoo.com (Website)(Facebook)


Rep. Gary Tauchen Marijuana Record
Rep. Gary Tauchen Marijuana Record

Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) received a D+ at this time. His opposition statement is weak, his own survey yeilded 63% support for medical, he did not co-sponsor the Republican medical marijuana bill and he is Vice Chair on the Assembly Committee of State Affairs which has not scheduled any marijuana legislation for a public hearing.

Holds office State Assembly District 6

Position on Marijuana Legalization: Would you support changing state law to legalize marijuana and/or cannabis products? If so, under what conditions? If not, why?

Last session we passed two pieces of legislation. One allows industrial hemp to be grown in Wisconsin. The other makes it lawful for doctors to prescribe cannabinoid (CBD) oil to patients. My concern is that the federal government considers marijuana a controlled substance. I don’t feel comfortable moving forward until the jurisdictional issues are addressed. In Wisconsin we do not tax medical supplies.

Comments: 2019 Spring GOP Survey of his constituents 63% supported medical marijuana.

Contact Gary Tauchen
Email: Craig.Arrowood@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/legislators/assembly/1800

Phone: 608-266-3097

Primary Election is Tuesday August 11, 2020 and

General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020.

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Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information
Wisconsin Marijuana Voter Information

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