Revitalizing Democracy: Final-Five Voting

Advisory Council & Supporters

Advisory Council

Katherine Gehl

Co-Founder & Co-Chair

“Our political problems aren’t attributable to a single cause, but rather to a failure of the nature of political competition. This is a systems problem–which requires systems change.”

Austin Ramirez

Co-Founder & Co-Chair

“Washington is definitely broken, but the problem isn’t a lack of compelling policy solutions or the absence of capable politicians. The problem is an election process that rewards partisan gridlock and the politics of contempt.”

Dr. Kathryn Quadracci Flores

Advisory Council Member

“Lurching from one extreme to another depending on who is in power is not a way to run a country.”

Dr. Raja Flores

Advisory Council Member

Don Layden

Advisory Council Member

Mary Jo Layden

Advisory Council Member

David Lubar

Advisory Council Member

“We need to make changes to create more competition and choices. Final Five Voting is a viable way to strengthen our democracy and make our votes more meaningful.”

Madeleine Lubar

Board Member

“I am not a political activist or political leader. But I am deeply concerned about the path our country is on. Our elected officials are no longer motivated or rewarded for solving problems. Detoured by excessive partisanship, Washington has lost its way. It will require systemic changes to bring us back to the promise of democracy, where all votes count and all voices are heard.”

Greg Marcus

Advisory Council Member

“I see the impacts of lurching from one extreme to the other in my businesses, in communities across Wisconsin. Election innovations will reinvigorate our democracy and contribute to healthy competition that delivers outcomes for Wisconsinites.”

Linda Marcus

Advisory Council Member

“Final Five Voting is an elegantly designed innovation to ensure that every vote counts and every voice is heard.”

Andy Nunemaker

Board Member

“As one of the only people who threw a Trump fundraiser in Wisconsin, I feel strongly that supporting Democracy Found doesn’t mean we have to shed our various political identities. But we must come together to fix the system.”

Becky Ramirez

Advisory Council Member

Gus Ramirez

Advisory Council Member

“As a successful Hispanic business owner and philanthropist, I am pleased to support Democracy Found as its work can reinvigorate our democracy and enable continued success for our country and future generations.”

Heather Ramirez

Advisory Council Member

“Final Five Voting both enhances and strengthens our democracy, which is why I support this powerful reform.”

Bud Selig

Advisory Council Member

Sue Selig

Advisory Council Member

Lynde Uihlein

Advisory Council Member

“I have supported progressives for years, and I strongly support this cross-partisan work. It is not about electing more moderates. Strong progressive ideas and strong conservative ideas may drive the debate, but ultimately, we need elected officials who are able to compromise. This requires structural change.”

Sarah Zimmerman

Board Member

“I feel strongly that working across the political spectrum to reinvigorate our elections is the only way forward–on whatever issue you most care about.”

Steve Zimmerman

Advisory Council Member

“Top Five Primaries and Instant Runoff Voting are simple election reforms, but they powerfully realign our system to serve the public interest.”

Sara Eskrich

Executive Director

“As a former elected official and partisan, I know firsthand the impact of misaligned electoral incentives. Final Five Voting will realign electoral incentives for public servants to work toward results in the public interest.”

Leadership Circle

Brian Adam

Cindy Adam

Laura Petrie Anderson

Steve Barth

Bill Berrien

Gary Bluemel

Walter Bond

John Burke

Toby Canapa

Richard Canter

Sharon Canter

Héctor Colón

Laura Crum

Kyle Crum

Pat Dempsey

Rania Dempsey

Michael Drescher

Karen Ellenbecker

Lena Eng

Rich Eng

Susie Falk

Nick Fallucca

Leah Fiasca

Kelly Grebe

Joanne Grunau

Megan Hakes

Mike Hamerlik

Katie Heil

Joe Heim

Henry Herzing

Renee Herzing

Jim Imhoff

David Irwin

Kim Irwin

Eric Isbister

Mary Isbister

Jeff James

Jeff Joerres

Linda Katz

Mike Katz

Mary Kellner

Ted Kellner

Henry Knueppel

Ken Krei

John Lauber

Vincent Lyles

Scott Mayer

Tom Milbourn

Gary Molz

Kevin Moran

Colleston Morgan

Ken Muth


Leana Nakielski

Will Nasgovitz

Amy Neumann

Matt Neumann

Cory Nettles

Angelo Ninivaggi

Rick Parks

Adam Peck

Laura Peck

Anoop Prakash

Lee Rasch

Fmr US Rep. Reid Ribble

Jay Rothman

Ajay Sahajpal

Katie Sahajpal

Rick Searer

Toni Sikes

Dennis Slater

Daniel Steininger

Julie Tolan

Christian Walters

Mark Wiesman

Wisconsin Supporters

Ian Abston

MaryBeth Aldrich

Deanna Alexander

Allysa Anderson

Ingrid Anderson

Pamela Anderson

J. "Omar" Andrietsch

Abby Andrietsch

Richard Asimus

Keith Baisden

Eric Bashirian

Beth Bauer

Nick Beale

Breanna Bellmer

Jim Belonger

Linda Benfield

Hannah Bernard-Donals

Bob Betzig

Daphne Berryhill

Mitchell Biesen

Bruce Block

Ben Block

Gary Bluemel

Kyle Borgardt

Gerald Boutell

Scott Bower

Alex Bredemus

Andrew Brehm

Kathryn Broeckel

David Browne

Peter Browne

Bob Bultman

Marianne Burish

Mike Burress

Cynthia Campbell

Mark Campbell

Peter Carey

Edward Chao

Anthony Chergosky

Elliot Christenson

Karen Christenson

Matthew Clausen

Caitlin Cornelius

David Coyle

Janette Cromell

Nathan Crowder

Nick Curran

Tom Curl

Peter Czarnezki

Loren D'Amico

Michelle D'Attilio

Dianna Dentino

Mike DeRubis

John DeWolf

Jon Doll

Miriam Drake

Russ Drewry

Kim Ebinger

Susan Ela

Edward Ellsworth

Hannah Engber

Sandy Eskrich

Cynthia Everand Widen

Scott Faris

David Faust

Jay Ferm

Leah Fiasca

Christina Fiasca

Fmr. State Rep. Jason Fields

Martin Finnegan

Gary Flaherty

Robert Fliss

Shelby Freedlund

Harry Freedman

Nora Garland

Brenda Gasch Mittelstadt

Kathleen Garvey McNeil

Gregory Geiser

Tricia Geraghty

Barbara Gerlach

Fmr. State Rep. Chet Gerlach

Michael Goodman

Donald Gordon

Kelly Glostott

Lynn Gransee

Craig Greenwood

Mike Grinker

Nicole Gulatz

Nancy Gunder

Candice Haight

Mike Harris

Curt Hagen

Jordan Hankison

Eric Hanson

Jerry Hanson

Rachel Hartline

Jess Haven

Jeffrey Hein

Greg Herchenroether

Ben Hoekstra

William Horns

Darcie Howard

Chad Hughes

Nancy Hyndman

Deborah Jacobs

Jeff James

Jordan Jerrett

James Jester

Mike Jurken

Jeff Kalenak

Steve Kemp

Erik Kesting

Bruce Keyes

Aaron Kinney

Emily Koczela

Skip Kraiss

Scott Krizek

Julian LaMue

Scott Lind

Clem Mahloch

Brandon Malacara

Mary Maller

Greg Marshall

Kevin McCourt

Patricia McFarland

Malcolm McIntyre

Paul Meier

Alan Meitler

Gerald Messick

Greg Meyer

Tad Milbourn

Dr. R. Eric Minnihan

Jocelyn Moore

Andrew Morgan

Joel Mouradian

Greg Nickerson

Eric Nordeen

Anne Nordholm

Nick O'Brien

Padraic O'Connell

Dale Olen

Kirk Olson

Susan Olson

Josh Oxborrow

Mark Pappas

Barbara Paterick

Howard Patterson

Sue Pavetto

George Penn

Jane Pfaff

Kurt Pfeifer

Joe Phillips

Scott Pietila

Todd Rakowski

Sally Rasmussen

Morgan Ramaker Klaas

Nicholas Ravnikar

Patrick Rebholz

Roman Reynebeau

Brad Richey

Julia Richards

John Ridley

Leo Ries

Sandra Rohde

Dr. Charles Rothschild

AJ Salomone

Nick Sayner

Carole Schaeffer

Alec Schindler

Mark Schmitz

Amy Schneider

Justin Schober

Tony Schrader

Wes Schultz

Wayne Schwalen

Ryan Sette

Joseph Sheehan

Richard Simonson

Keygan Sinclair

Barbara Sotirin

Jeremy Sparks

Andrew Steele

Eilene Stevens

Judy Stieber

Scott Stieber

Stephanie Steigerwaldt

Vickie Silver

John Strauss

Steve Sturm

Jim Sulzer

Dan Sweeney

Joyce Tang Boyland

Matthew Taub

Caryl Terrell

James Timmerman

Ted Tousman

Matt Thiel

Lynne Valiquette

Mark VandeHey

Donna Vincent

Norm Vincent

Paul Vine

Dan Vliet

Bret Wagner

Roy Waldren

Mark Waldon

Frank Walter

Lisa Walter

Be Ware

Zach Watson

Matt Wessel

Tripp Widder

John Widdifield

Stacy Williams

Ryan Worm

Darius Wright

Dale Yerkes

Dr. Kenneth Yuska

Patricia Zealley

Corey Zetts

Barbara Zimmerman

Marian Zincke

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Executive Director


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