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Alciro Deacon (R) vs LaTonya Johnson (D) for Senate 6

The 6th District of the Wisconsin Senate (map) is located in Southern Wisconsin, and is composed of parts of Milwaukee County.

Senator LaTonya Johnson Marijuana Record
Senator LaTonya Johnson Marijuana Record

Senator Johnson sponsored both Adult Use / Recreational Marijuana and the medical marijuana bill that would allow home grows and smoking products for patients.  She received an “A” grade from NORML during the Smoke the Vote Project for all she is doing.

Holds office State Senate District 6

Sponsored Legislation: SB 377 Adult Use and SB 507 Medical with Home Grows

Contact LaTonya Johnson

Email: Sen.Johnson@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/06/johnson

Phone: 608-266-2500

On July 20, 2020, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mary Spicuzza interviewed incumbent Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) who is running re-election for the 6th Senate District in the upcoming partisan primary election.

In the interview Senator Johnson confirms her continued support for cannabis reform and touches on how tax revenue could be used and why marijuana reform has a social equity piece in it.

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Alciro Deacon (R)
Alciro Deacon (R)

Alciro Deacon (R-Milwuakee) campaign website says:

Currently, there are no Black males in the Wisconsin State Senate. Furthermore, there are none in the Republican Party. In Wisconsin’s 172 year history there has never been a young Black Republican, a millennial at that, in District 6; one of the most impoverished areas and highest incarceration rate in the nation. At this time Milwaukee needs representation in the party that currently controls the legislature (and will for at least the next four years). We need someone at the table that can advocate for Milwaukee citizens and bring much needed perspectives! Ask yourself, how has Black Milwaukee really changed over the years? If you said to yourself, nothing or not much, then we need to switch things up! If you vote for me, the district will have power that it has NEVER had before. It’s time for a change Milwaukee. Let’s play chess, not checkers.

On the issue of ending prohibition of adult use of marijiuana in Wisconsin, he said this “Due to how it is criminalized I believe that legalizing it is good for District 6 as it has highest black male incarceration rate. I also believe that people will continue to use it whether its legal or not.”

Visit his official campaign website and follow his campaign on facebook at DeaconForSenate.

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