WINPAC is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Nurses Association whose primary purpose is to develop political power through increased awareness and political involvement. The WINPAC Board of Trustees are WNA members committed to increasing nursing’s visibility and influence through the elective process.

WINPAC Goals that support Wisconsin nurses:

  • educate nurses about the elective process,
  • review records of incumbent legislative candidates to determine past support of political issues related to nurses, nursing, and health care,
  • review or seek information of non-incumbent legislative candidates to identify support of nurses, nursing and health care,
  • motivate nurses to become involved in election campaigns and governmental activities,
  • engage nurses in effective political action, and
  • endorse and financially contribute to state legislative candidates that demonstrate responsible awareness of nurses’ needs and the health care needs of people.

As a state-wide association WNA receives questions on WINPAC endorsement decisions. WNA advocates for ALL nurses and to educate our state legislators on the myriad topics that affect Wisconsin Nurses.

As WNAs political action arm, the WINPAC Board of Trustees devotes a great deal of time, effort and thought into the legislator endorsement process.  WINPAC assists WNA in developing positive relationships with candidates who indicate an interest in supporting the practice, education, and promotion of professional nursing.

WINPAC needs your contributions in order to support legislative candidates that will support nursing’s interest. You can contribute today by completing this on-line form .  We thank you in advance for your support

WINPAC Announces Endorsements for the November 8, 2022, Elections

The WINPAC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the endorsement of the following legislative candidates running for the State Assembly and State Senate.

The criteria used in the decision-making process focused on those candidates who actively supported and promoted WNAs top two legislative priorities: Loan forgiveness for nurses enrolled in a Wisconsin nursing school to be a nurse educator; supported the passage of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Modernization Act; and those candidates who are identified as leaders within their party. 

State Senate

Devin LeMahieu – District 9, Oostburg (Incumbent) – (R)

Howard Marklein – District 17, Spring Green, (Incumbent) – (R)

Rachael Cabral-Guevara – District 19, Appleton,  – (R)

Romaine Quinn – District 25, Cameron – (R)

Mark Spreitzer, District 15, Beloit (D)

Dianne Hesselbein, District 27, Middleton – (D)


State Assembly

Joel Kitchens – District 1, Sturgeon Bay (Incumbent) – (R)

Gae Magnafici – District 28, Dresser (Incumbent) – (R)

Tony Kurtz – District 50, Wonewoc (Incumbent) – (R)

David Murphy – District 56, Greenville (Incumbent) – (R)

Rob Summerfield – District 67, Bloomer (Incumbent) – (R)

Daniel Riemer- District 7, Milwaukee (Incumbent) – (D)

Kalan Haywood, District 16, Milwaukee (Incumbent) – (D)

Evan Goyke – District 18, Milwaukee (Incumbent) – (D)

Tip McGuire, District 64, Kenosha (Incumbent) – (D)

Tod Ohnstad, District 65, Kenosha (Incumbent) – (D)

Greta Neubauer, District 66, Racine (Incumbent) – (D)

Please take a moment to view testimonials on why our members support WINPAC


The WINPAC Board of Trustees would like to thank our nurse collegues who have donated to WINPAC during this election cycle.

Christine BakkeJune Magnussen
Tina BettinVeronica Mcfarlane
Elizabeth BothfeldMary Metzger
Michele BrownCharmaine Mohr
Barbara BrownElizabeth Morawski
Rene BuenzowKelly Nagorny
Theresa DachelJennifer Newlon
Kimberly DayJane Novitzke
Joni DeanAnn Papendorf
Jessica DekanLisa Patterson
Tracy DerksenKym Pharo
Cathy DeValk-HollElizabeth Radtke-Petri
Ambir DornClaudia Rodriguez
Alicia EllisonLynne Schilke
Amy FranklinKatelynn Schneider
Vicki FresenLynn Severson
Lisa FrisqueKimberly Squires
April GarciaErica Stoeger
Sherrie GilbertMargaret Thew
Kathleen GlaserRonda Thompson
Terrine GoedenDenise Turnmeyer
Debra GrootMary Uy
Marni HebertLisa Valiquette
Amy HessTerri Vandenhouten
Jennifer HoenigJennifer Verna
Suzette KatchkoDonna Voigt
Janis KingMark Vukovich
Michele KreftSue Weso
Amy KueblerJonathan Williams
Fran LeinLynn Wilson
Lisa LiedkeVeronica Zimmer

2022 WINPAC Board of Trustees

President: Tracy Zvenyach, RN, PhD, MS – Oregon

Treasurer: Pat Borgman, RN, BSN, MSN, CNS – Oconomowoc

Secretary: Pat Keller, RN, MSN, NEA-BC – Birchwood

Director: Lea Acord, RN, PhD – Racine

Director: Tina Bettin, RN, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC – Marion

Director: Ronda Thompson, RN, DNP, APCNP-BC, GPCNP-BC – Frederic

WNA Board Representative: Gail Hanson Brenner, RN, MSN, CNE – Eau Claire

Note: WINPAC does not endorse federal candidates. Federal endorsements are conducted through the American Nurses Association’s Political Action Committee