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Candidate Endorsements

The DMI Board of Directors approved a slate of candidate endorsements for the City of Madison Common Council spring election taking place on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. These endorsements signify the importance the City of Madison elections play within the entire downtown Madison community and the impact the policies and vision our local elected officials have on the continued health and vitality of downtown. The following candidates have been endorsed by the DMI Board of Directors:

City of Madison Common Council (endorsements made in contested races only)

District 1: Barbara McKinney (i)
District 8: Zach Wood (i)
District 10: Maurice Cheeks (i)
District 11: Dual Endorsement: Bradley Campbell and Arvina Martin
District 14: Sheri Carter (i)


We encourage you to use these endorsements as a guideline for supporting candidates in the City of Madison spring election on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Please note, endorsements were made in contested races only. If you live in the City of Madison, to determine your district and current Alder click here, to find out where to vote click here and for in-person absentee voting hours and locations, click here.

Your financial support is also important at this time. We encourage you to write a check and send it directly to the candidate of your choice. The DMI Board asks that you give special consideration to supporting the DMI endorsed candidates.

To view the DMI process for endorsement click here and to view the complete list of questions used in the candidate interviews click here. The questions were based on the 2017 DMI Civic Agenda.

If you have any questions regarding the DMI endorsements or endorsement process, please contact DMI President, Susan Schmitz at 608-512-1330 or Thank you for your involvement in this important process and be sure to get out and vote!
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