Learn about who will be running in the 2018 race for Wisconsin governor.
Gov. Scott Walker will be the Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor in November. Walker unsuccessfully ran for President in 2016, but says he is ready for the 2018 Wisconsin election.
Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination after Tuesday's primary election. He is currently the head of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Former state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys, a Democrat, lost to Tony Evers Tuesday in the primary election. She recently appeared in a video where she breastfed her baby, touting her efforts in the Legislature to pass a bill banning the chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and spill-proof cups.
The head of the Wisconsin state's firefighter union, Mahlon Mitchell, was running as a Democratic candidate. He was unable to defeat Tony Evers in the primary election.
Democratic candidate Matt Flynn is a retired Milwaukee attorney and former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman. He lost to Tony Evers in the primary elections.
Longtime Madison Mayor Paul Soglin officially joined the race on January 10 after months of speculation, but ultimately lost to Tony Evers in the primary election. Soglin is in his 20th year as mayor of Madison, a position he's held off and on since 1973.
Political new-comer Josh Pade announced he was running for Wisconsin governor in April 2018. According to his website, Pade was born in Kenosha and has been working in the private sector. Pade lost to Tony Evers in Tuesday's primary election.
Wisconsin Sen. Kathleen Vinehout lost to Tony Evers in Tuesday's primary election. She was first elected to the Senate in 2006.
Robert Meyer lost to Scott Walker for Wisconsin governor in Tuesday's primary election. Meyer is the owner of Ventris Learning, a literacy education publishing company based in Sun Prarie. His main focuses are on education and becoming more economically responsible as a state.
Brett Hulsey was a Democratic candidate. He was unsuccessful in making the final Gubernatorial ballot. He is the former Democratic State Representative.The business owner also ran for governor in 2014.
Andy Gronik dropped out of the race on June 22 after the Marquette Law School Poll said that Gronik only garnered four percent of the voters.
State Rep. Dana Wachs dropped out of the race on June 22 after the Marquette Law School Poll said he only garnered two percent of the voters. He has since endorsed Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin Tony Evers.
Bob Harlow was a Democratic candidate from Barneveld. He recently dropped out of the race on March 29. The recent college graduate was the youngest candidate in the race.
Mike Crute announced that he was running for governor as a Democratic candidate. He dropped out of the race on May 14. Crute is a liberal talk radio host of NewsTalk 1015 AM.
Mike McCabe was the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign for 15 years. He describes himself as politically independent but will run for the Democratic nomination. He was defeated Tuesday by Tony Evers in the primary election.
Michele Doolan was a Democratic candidate from Madison. She dropped out of the race on April 8. She is a small business owner, a veteran and a community leader according to We Are Green Bay.
Kurt Kober was a Democratic candidate. Kober was unable to make the final Gubernatorial ballot. The Sheboygan businessman's campaign emphasizes education, acorrding to the Sheboygan Press.
Jeff Rumbaugh is from Madison. He dropped out of the race on May 14. He endorsed candidate Mike McCabe. The former Democratic candidate says he has, “An innate ability to care for others, to lead without discrimination or judgement,” according to his website.
Ryan Cason, a Republican candidate from Solon Springs, defines himself as more of a true conservative than incumbent Scott Walker according to his website. Cason was unable to make the final Gubernatorial ballot.
Robbie Hoffman was running as an Independent Environmental candidate. He was unable to make the final Gubernatorial ballot. Ballotpedia reports that in 2016, Hoffman ran for Congress, but dropped out prior to the primary. He also ran as a Democratic candidate for President the same year.
Travis Swenby was running as an Independent candidate. Swenby was unable to make the Gubernatorial ballot. He ran for governor in 2014 according to Ballotpedia, although he did not qualify for the general election.
Ramona Whiteaker was a Democratic candidate from Madison. She was unable to make the Gubernatorial ballot.
Andrew Lust was a Democratic candidate from Madison. He was unable to make the Gubernatorial ballot.
Phillip Anderson is a business manager and owner in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, At the time of his declaration to run for governor, he was the chair of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party. He will be the Libertarian nominee for the general elections in November.
Michael J. White is the Green Party candidate for Wisconsin governor. He is a former physician in the U.S. Navy and Air Force for 20 years. He says his top priority is the environment and combating climate change.