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Appleton Alderperson Kristin Alfheim launches campaign for state Senate

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//February 29, 2024//

Kristin Alfheim

Kristin Alfheim

Appleton Alderperson Kristin Alfheim launches campaign for state Senate

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//February 29, 2024//

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Appleton Alderperson Kristin Alfheim launched a campaign Thursday for the open 18th Senate District.

“It’s a new day for the state of Wisconsin,” said Alfheim.

Rachael Cabral-Guevara defeated Alfheim in the general election for Wisconsin State Senate District 19 back on November 8, 2022.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin was Alfheim’s top donors in the 2022 election, donating more than $155,000, according to Ballotpedia.

In 2021, Alfheim was elected to Appleton’s Common Council where she serves on the Human Resources/ IT Committee as well as the Community Economic Development Committee. Alfheim also served on Appleton’s Taskforce on Resiliency, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, according to a Democratic PAC website.

The Appleton Post Crescent reported Alfheim’s highest level of education is a High School diploma, and some financial services advanced courses.

The Appleton Post Crescent also reported she has more than 20 years of teaching relationship-building and problem-solving experience with “diverse people.”  She has ten years of volunteer political advocacy in Madison and Washington, D.C, for the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

In a written statement provided to the Wisconsin Law Journal, she said, “I am proud of my record of working to make the Fox Valley the best place to live, work, and raise a family. I’m ready to take that vision into the State Legislature where we can make a real difference in the lives of hardworking Wisconsin families. Whether it be working to address the soaring costs of childcare, healthcare, or housing, fighting for a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions, and for the next generation of Wisconsinites by fully funding our public schools, we can do so much more to move our state forward. I look forward to bringing this vision to the voters of the 18th Senate District and working to earn their trust and support.”

Alfheim also said she has already received endorsements from the following individuals:

  • Senate Democratic Leader Dianne Hesselbein and Senators Jeff Smith, Mark Spreitzer, and Kelda Roys
  • Wisconsin Representatives Lee Snodgrass and Lori Palmeri
  • Appleton Common Councilmembers Katie Van Zeeland, Denise Fenton, Vered Melzer, Brad Firkus, Bill Siebers, and Patrick Heyden
  • Menasha Common Councilmembers Rebecca Nichols and Austin Hammond
  • Emily Tseffos, Chair of the Outagamie Democrats
  • Marcia Steele and Kathy Zu, Winnebago Activists
  • Karen Harkness Retired Director City of Appleton Community and Economic Development
  • Kathi Siefert, Co-Chair at NEW North Appleton, Inc.
  • Dr. Kristin Lyerly, OB/GYN


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