The Republican Party of Brown County Preferred Candidates

Find your polling location and sample ballot: myvote.wi.gov

List of Brown County polling locations and races

Justice of the Supreme Court - Daniel Kelly

City of Green Bay, Mayor - Chad Weininger 

City of De Pere, Alderperson District 2: Noah Tetzner

City of De Pere, Alderperson District 3: Dean Raasch

City of De Pere, Alderperson District 4: Jenny Palzewicz

Unified School District of De Pere: Melissa Niffenegger

School District of West De Pere: Justin Czachor AND Jason Dorn

Village of Hobart, President: Richard Heidel

Village of Hobart, Trustee: Dave Dillenburg

Village of Bellevue, Trustee: David Kaster

Referendum-State of Wisconsin Conditions of Release Before Conviction: VOTE YES

Referendum-State of Wisconsin Cash Bail Before Conviction: VOTE YES
Referendum-State of Wisconsin Welfare Benefits: VOTE YES

*Not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee. Preferred Candidates are not necessarily members of the Republican Party. Information was compiled using publicly available information.      


Green Bay Mayor's Invasion of Privacy Stopped by City Council

"This outright invasion of personal privacy cannot stand.  When the ACLU and Republicans agree there is a problem, you know something must be seriously wrong."
Judge Orders Mayor to Stop Recording

Firestorm Over Green Bay City Hall Surveillance Microphones is a Reminder of Country We Don’t Want to Live In
ACLU: "Blanket audio surveillance is legally problematic, susceptible to abuse, and should not become widespread."

Letter from Chairman Rich Heidel

Fellow Republicans:

This is an update from my previous letter to include recognition of Dr. Patti Schick for her matchless contributions to the RPBC as a former executive committee member. “Dr. Patti” most notably contributed with the Party’s approach to the Covid outbreak, as well as her work with various Republican women’s organizations. For this oversight, I confess “mea culpa” and extend expressions of immense gratitude on behalf of the RPBC executive committee for her service and for that of our other former committee members. Please read on….

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This letter is long overdue. It’s been a grueling five weeks since the caucus. As I stated at the January 28th caucus, our primary goal is to win elections – partisan and nonpartisan alike. With that in mind, I first want to address this April 4th election which is staring us in the face.

My history as an Army officer often enlightens my approach to life’s challenges. Whether we realize it or not, we’ve received battlefield commissions and have ALREADY been thrust into two raging battles: the race for Wisconsin’s supreme court’s open seat and the race for Green Bay’s mayoral office. As a swing county, Brown County must deliver a minimum 57% vote count for Justice Dan Kelly in the State’s supreme court race and at least 51% of Green Bay’s mayoral vote for Chad Weininger. A loss of the state supreme court’s open seat not only jeopardizes ten years’ of successes such as right to work, Act 10, concealed carry, lower taxes, and so forth, but, more frighteningly, our very fundamental Constitutional rights themselves such as the right to life, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and 2nd Amendment. As conservatives, we’ve typically voted on Election Day itself – not during election “season”. Unfortunately, this has turned out to be problematic in extremely close elections. Why? There have been enough Republican voters, who on Election Day, have broken their leg, had to attend a funeral, forgot to vote, took ill at home, lost heart with biased media election coverage, etc. Thus, as RPW Chairman Brian Schimming has said, “The one thing I hate more than early voting is losing!” Early voting is legal and a tool that the Democrats have been using - we’re fools not to use it ourselves! Early voting starts on March 21st.

Secondly, we’ve started a new chapter in our RPBC. I first want to thank the previous executive committee for their commitment to the Party. A special thanks to Jim Fitzgerald, Hans Schaupp, Pitter Martinez, and Tony Yaggie for their unswerving dedication over the years to the RPBC. I look forward to these longtime members continuing to be an important part of our Party. Their contributions to the exceptional branding of the RPBC has been immeasurable!

“Hats off!” to the Party members who participated in the January caucus. Change is inevitable in every organization, and this was the first time in which so many participated in the process. We have several new executive committee members to start the term and we hope to see new members participating in RPBC events and activities, such as:

  • Participating in “Super Saturdays” on March 18th, 25th, and April 1st to turn out the vote. Training and camaraderie are part of the program!
  • Supporting allied events in the area such as nationally renowned and high-energy conservative speaker Scott Pressler’s appearances on March 23rd thru 26th at UWGB, SNC, and D2 Sports Pub in Hobart & school choice forums in local venues, as well as other topics and venues.
  • Membership forums on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the RPBC headquarters.
  • New fund-raising and social events like the May 21st Riverside dinner & musical entertainment evening.
  • Building on last year’s golf outing’s success with our second annual golf outing scheduled for June 23rd .

There will be more to come later in the year as well! We’ll also be setting up committees and looking for members to populate those committees.

We’re blessed by living where we do and by the people in our lives. Like any family, we’ve had disagreements, but I respectfully ask that we put aside any issues with past members and work towards a common goal for our children, grandchildren, and our common future. It’s time to come together and work. We’re all creatures of God’s love. If He can love and forgive every one of us, then who are we not to?

Leading by serving / serving by leading,

Rich Heidel

RPBC Chairman


Message from Senator Ron Johnson

Dear conservatives of Wisconsin,

Think of the most important conservative policy initiatives that have been enacted over the last few decades in Wisconsin - welfare reform, Act 10, and Right to Work to name just a few - and then realize they could all be repealed by judicial fiat if Justice Dan Kelly does not win the upcoming election for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Basic protections for unborn children would also be at grave risk

Unfortunately, the radical left has targeted our Supreme Court election and is pouring millions of dollars into our state to elect a radical left wing judicial activist. She must be defeated. We probably won’t be able to match the dollars flowing in, but we certainly have enough conservative voters to overwhelm the left’s efforts.

In April 2019, after the disappointing November, 2018 gubernatorial election loss, our conservative grassroots rose to the challenge and defeated another liberal Supreme Court candidate. We can do it again - we must do it again.

We won the April, 2019 election with a little over 600,000 votes. I won my 2022 reelection with over 1.3 million votes - 700,000 more votes than we garnered in 2019. So we know we have more than enough potential conservative votes to win the upcoming election. The only question is whether our county parties and conservative grass-root volunteers can raise awareness and sufficiently turn out the vote.

I am asking every conservative in the state of Wisconsin who understands how crucial the April election is to talk to every friend, neighbor, fellow worker, and family member and get them to vote for Dan Kelly. We are encouraging early voting and voting by absentee ballot. The more votes we log in prior to election day, the further our GOTV dollars will go to turn out the remaining vote on Election Day.

Thank you for all you have done, and will do, to win this crucial election.

Ron Johnson


Super Saturday Volunteers Needed for Justice Kelly

I’m issuing a call to arms for volunteers to join the battle and contact our Membership Committee chairwoman, Mari Ruh at [email protected] or call 920-430-2005 to leave a message.  

We’ll be conducting what’s called “Super Saturdays”, which involve phone calls and “doing doors” on behalf of Justice Kelly. Volunteers will be trained and immediately deployed, beginning Saturday, March 11th, and then on March 18th, and 25th. Each Saturday will entail 2-3 hours of time during which we will be assisted by RPW field staff.

Rich Heidel
Chairman, Republican Party of Brown County
[email protected] 


Spring Election Observers Needed

Election Observer Training Sessions at Republican Party of Brown County (BCRP) Headquarters, 1780 E. Allouez Ave., Green Bay are scheduled for the following:

**Wed., March 8th at 6pm - Training for observers at nursing homes and parties interested in being Special Voting Deputies at nursing homes. These are daytime events and because of short notices flexible schedules are appreciated.

**Wed., Mar. 15th, 22nd, 29th, and Mon. April 3rd at 6pm - Training for observers for Early Voting at municipal Clerks offices and observing on Election Day at polling locations or cental counting of absentee ballots.

No preregistration is required. Just show up!

Election Observers interested in participating and scheduling of dates, times, and locations:

Nursing Home Visits for Absentee Voting - These generally last 1-2 hours in a morning and/or afternoon. Visits occur between March 13th and March 27th.

In-person Absentee Voting - Takes place at the municipal clerks' offices between Tues., March 21st and Sunday, April 2nd. The City of Green Bay is a high priority and shifts are 8am-12.30pm, 12.30-5pm. There is a late shift on Thurs. March 30th from 5-9pm; and voting on Saturday, April 1st from 8am-noon.

Election Day - Tues., April 4th, Polling location and central count shifts are: 7am-noon, noon-5pm, and 5pm-close.

To Confirm please email me at [email protected] or contact BCRP headquarters at 920.430.2005 to leave a message.

Sandy Juno
Election Integrity Chair
[email protected]


Congratulations to Justice Daniel Kelly

Congratulations to Justice Daniel Kelly on his advancement in the State Supreme Court Race. As Justice Kelly said, the choice in April is between the Rule of Law or the "Rule of Janet."

Let's get out the vote!