Kelda Roys Wins Fifth Consecutive Straw Poll
Roys is the clear choice of the Democratic grassroots
WAUKESHA, WI — Last night, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys won the straw poll at the WISDOM Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.
“Roys’ fifth consecutive straw poll win proves that she is the clear choice of Democratic voters,” said spokesperson Brian Evans. “Time and again, Wisconsinites who hear all the candidates’ messages have chosen Roys. Voters are rejecting the past eight years of division and negativity and opting for a leader with a positive, hopeful vision for Wisconsin and the skills to turn big ideas into real results.”
The forum was hosted by WISDOM and several allied faith groups dedicated to social justice and criminal justice reform. At the forum, which was attended by several hundred people, Roys powerfully reiterated her plans to end mass incarceration and refocus public investments on responsible public safety expenditures and creating opportunity for all Wisconsinites. Her full platform on criminal justice reform can be viewed here.
Roys has also won every other straw poll over the last two months:
- Roys won the Wispolitics.com straw poll at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention, winning nearly a quarter of the votes in a 10-way primary — about twice as many votes as the rest of the candidates
- Roys won the straw poll 2nd Congressional District Democratic Convention by a double-digit margin
- Roys won the on-air poll held by the Devil’s Advocates radio show
- Roys won the Educators Amplified WRRP Radio and WEAC Region 7 forum poll
Earlier this week, Roys also earned a spot in the next round of the Wisconsin’s Choice process, one of four candidates to advance, based on a series of in-person and virtual forums, house-parties and online polls. (Candidate rankings were not released.)
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