Assembly side-by-side

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Incumbent Terry Katsma (R) will face Mary Lynne Donohue (D) for the 26th Assembly District.

Use this quick guide to learn more about each candidate and what issues are important to them.

Republican Terry Katsma (Incumbent)


Terry Katsma

Meet the candidate

  • First elected to Wisconsin State Assembly for District 26 in 2015
  • Currently serves on the Board of Managers for the Sheboygan YMCA and Sheboygan City/County Shared Services Committee

  • Previously served as a Village Trustee in Oostburg, an elder and deacon in church, Workbound, Inc. board member and Kiwanis member

  • Was born in Sheboygan County and graduated from Sheboygan County Christian High School

  • Holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Dordt College and a Master's in Business Administration from Marquette University

On the issues

Taxes: Fights for reducing taxes on families and job creators and responsible spending of tax dollars

Jobs: Will focus on educational opportunities to attract and retain skilled workforce in good-paying jobs to the county

Other notable issues: Believes in the sanctity of life, from conception to death 

Democrat Mary Lynne Donohue


Mary Lynne Donohue

Meet the candidate

  • Currently serves as Alderperson and Vice-President of the Sheboygan Common Council, chair of Sheboygan Finance and Personnel Committee, a member on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Board of the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

  • Previously served on the Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education, chair of the Police and Fire Commission and Civil Service Commission

  • Was born in Green Bay before moving to Sheboygan and attended St. Clement's grade school and Sheboygan North High school.

  • Holds a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature and law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

On the issues

Education: Advocate for support of public school systems through state funding, phasing out private school vouchers, providing adequate special education support and mental health services in schools

Heathcare: Advocate for Medicaid expansion funding, backing mental health services more and BadgerCare as a public option

Other notable issues: Providing fair access to voting, gun reform and legalizing marijuana 

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