DMI Endorsements in 2021 Spring Election
The 2021 Spring Election is taking place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The City of Madison Common Council candidates below in bold have been endorsed by the DMI Board of Directors. These endorsements signify the importance the Common Council has on our entire community and the impact the policies and decisions made by local elected officials have on the health and vitality of downtown Madison.
DMI encourages you to use these endorsements as a guide for supporting candidates in the 2021 Spring Election. We believe these candidates best align with DMI’s vision, priorities and goals for downtown Madison. For information on where and how to vote and a sample ballot, 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.
City of Madison Common Council Candidates
BOLD=Endorsed by DMI
ITALICS=Did not seek endorsement or did not respond
District 1: Barbara Harrington-McKinney (I)
District 2: Patrick Heck (I) Benji Ramirez Gomez
District 3: Lindsay Lemmer (I) Charly Rowe
District 4: Mike Verveer (I)
District 5: Regina Vidaver
District 6: Brian Benford
District 7: Nasra Wehelie (I)
District 8: Dual Endorsement: Juliana Bennett Ayomi Obuseh
District 9: Dual Endorsement: Paul Skidmore (I) Nikki Conklin
District 10: Yannette Figueroa Cole Mara Eisch
District 11: Arvina Martin (I)
District 12: Syed Abbas (I) Tessa Wyllie de Echeverria
District 13: Tag Evers (I)
District 14: Sheri Carter (I) Brandi Grayson
District 15: Grant Foster (I)
District 16: Matt Tramel Jael Currie
District 17: Gary Halverson
District 18: Rebecca Kemble (I) Charles Myadze
District 19: Keith Furman (I) Aisha Moe
District 20: Christian Albouras (I) Erica Janisch
All candidates for the City of Madison Common Council Spring Election were contacted with the opportunity to participate in an endorsement interview with members of the DMI Board of Directors and/or Government Relations Committee. The interview questions and discussion were based on the DMI Civic Agenda.
If you have questions regarding the DMI endorsements or process, please contact DMI President, Jason Ilstrup at 608-512-1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are many important races on the ballot, so be sure to vote!