Ed Vocke (D) vs Mary Felzkowski (R) for Senate District 12
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Ed Vocke (D) vs Mary Felzkowski (R) for Senate District 12

The 12th District of the Wisconsin Senate is located in north-eastern Wisconsin, and is composed of parts of Vilas, Oneida, Florence, Lincoln, Marinette, Langlade, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Forest Counties.

Wisconsin Senate District 12 Map
Wisconsin Senate District 12 Map

Ed Vocke (D) said reasons for running for office are that he saw decline in the quality of life for citizens all around me in our state, and made the decision to use his energy to put the State back in order after a decade that has decimated our middle class, stripped funding from our public schools, and given away hard-earned tax payer dollars to foreign corporations like Foxconn.

Ed Vocke supports the total reform of cannabis laws in Wisconsin.

His answers to the 2020 Candidate Questionnaire are as follows:

Over three dozen US states and territories, not including Wisconsin, are regulating marijuana for medical and/or adult-use, despite marijuana’s federal illegality. Ending federal prohibition would alleviate the tension between these states and the US government and allow states to set their own policies free from federal interference. Do you support or oppose ending the federal prohibition of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing the medical use of marijuana.
Wisconsin is embarrassingly behind in the legalization of Marijuana nationwide, and should move forward with legislation in order to create the health and economic support that WI citizens deserve.
Do you support or oppose decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding decriminalizing the simple possession of marijuana.
Marijuana offenses should be expunged from the record and the disproportionate cycle of incarceration is a black eye on racial equity and Social justice in Wisconsin.
The prohibition of marijuana allows for the disproportionate criminalization of black and brown Wisconsinites, despite similar rates of consumption across all races and ethnicities. The impacts of marijuana criminalization are far reaching and include long-lasting collateral consequences well beyond the criminal charge. Do you support the automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions?
Yes
Please provide a position statement regarding automatic expungement of non-violent marijuana possession convictions.
Marijuana offenses should be expunged from the record and the disproportionate cycle of incarceration is a black eye on racial equity and Social justice in Wisconsin.
Legalizing the responsible adult-use of marijuana provides states the opportunity to take marijuana off the street corner and place it behind an age-verified counter to better provide for consumer and public safety and prevent youth access. Taxing and regulating the adult-use of marijuana also provides economic stimulus through job creation and tax revenue. Do you support or oppose legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults?
Support
Please provide a position statement regarding legalizing and regulating the responsible use of marijuana by adults.
The tax revenue and economic benefits of Marijuana legalization are manifold and commonsense.

To learn more about the campaign of Ed Vocke by visiting his website at https://vocke4wi.com/ and following his campaign on Facebook.

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Rep. Mary Felzkowski Marijuana Record
Rep. Mary Felzkowski Marijuana Record

Mary Felzkowski, formerly Mary Czaja, was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012 and is currently serving her fourth term as State Representative for the 35th Assembly District.

A lifelong resident of Lincoln County, Mary is the owner of C.I.S. Insurance Group in Tomahawk.  She is a graduate of Tomahawk High School and the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.  Mary has two children, three step-children, and four grandchildren.

She was fighting an uphill battle in the worse committee assignments ever for medical marijuana legislation during the 2019-20 legislative session.  She has sponsored a bill during the s session to create a program and understands a great deal about the topic of marijuana reform.  Her willingness to learn more and all the extra credit she is doing helped secure her A- Rating from NORML during the 2019-20 legislative session.

Position on Marijuana Legalization: Not there on recreational

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization: Yes, both Federal and State Level:

Position on Medical Marijuana: Yes. Sponsored limited medical marijuana legislation this session.

Sponsored Legislation: Assembly Bill 236 Regarding firearms and confidentiality of medical marijuana patients and Authored Assembly Bill 750 Creation of a Medical Marijuana Program: 

Learn more about her campaign at the Friends of Mary Facebook Page or visiting her website at https://www.maryforwisconsin.com/

General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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