This year we have an opportunity to support and elect four nurses that are running for the State Assembly.  WINPAC is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Nurses Association. The WINPAC Board of Trustees would like for you to meet the nurse candidates to learn about why they are running and what they would like to see accomplished for nursing and health care in Wisconsin during the next legislative biennium.

Here is a little more information about the four candidates.

Rachel Cabral Guevara is running for the 55th Assembly District She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber since 2008. She is also is a small business owner and operates NPHS – Nurse Practitioner Health Services LLC in Appleton to provide afford and convenient healthcare to her community. She also teaches at UW-Oshkosh within the College of Nursing. You can learn more about Rachel by going to:



Gae Magnafici is a retired RN who is running for a second term for the 28th State Assembly. Gae sponsored our Workplace Violence Against Nurses Legislation that was passed last year.  Her RN experience includes 35 years as a Pediatric Registered Nurse (specializing in Oncology, ER, medical surgical, sedation, NICU and PICU) and 12 years working for the Department of Mental Health.  You can find out more about Gae by going to:



Sara Rodriguez is running to represent District 13 in the Wisconsin State Assembly as a Democrat. Sara is a registered nurse and an experienced healthcare executive who has worked in a variety of leadership roles for over 20 years including recently founding a healthcare consulting firm. Sara is a Wisconsin native she received her Master’s in Public Health and Masters in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University.




Emily Siegrist is a candidate for the 24th Assembly District. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, and a nurse educator, Emily served five years in the Army National Guard. Emily’s  goal is to work across the aisle to find the right solution to guarantee everyone in Wisconsin has access to affordable health care coverage.  You can learn more about Emily by going to: