Accelerating Climate Change

We need leaders who acknowledge the science of accelerating climate change and join the rest of the world in reducing greenhouse gases. We need to invest in research and development of alternative energy sources. We need leaders who are not beholden to the petroleum industry.

Gun Control

I say “you can keep your guns.” Let’s control the sale of ammunition like we control the sale of Sudafed. Require ID to purchase, limit amount of ammunition permitted to be purchased, based on numbers determined after public input. Record all purchases in national data base to be monitored for stockpiling of ammunition.


I will advocate for free public education four years beyond high school. Our grand parents found the funding necessary for secondary education because they saw the need. It’s time for us to step up to the plate.

Get Big Money Out of Politics

Overturn Citizens United. Money is not speech. Corporations are not people. If the damage to our democracy created by this horrendous Supreme Court ruling is not obvious to you by now, then you have not been paying attention.


I will fight for universal health care because I believe that it is a basic human right. Medicine should be a public service. Shareholders should have no say about who is my doctor and what he/she can do for me. (Happy, healthy people don’t shoot one another.)

Create Jobs

If you want to create jobs, then support small business and entrepreneurship. Stop making it so difficult for hard-working people to get small business loans. Expand access to high-speed internet state wide. I will fight to stop Foxconn, because paying any foreign big business to locate here is nonsense. $3 billion divided by the entire population of our state amounts to over $500 for every man, woman and child who lives here. Factor in the subsequent subsidies proposed over the next 15 years and that comes to over $2000 per resident. I can think of much better ways to spend our money, and keep it here, instead of sending it to Taiwan.

Restore Local Control to Our Communities

We have a better understanding of our own needs than do the anonymous "special interests". Our hands have been tied long enough.

Protect Everyone's Right to Vote

Anything that stands in the way of a person's right to vote is just plain wrong. Further, I will introduce legislation similar to that of 12 states (Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia) to call for the automatic voter registration of anyone who applies for a driver’s license or any other state document.

I Am Tired

I’m tired of having a representative who thinks it’s a better idea to change the rules than it is to make sure all Wisconsinites have equal representation in our legislature. I’m tired of legislation that enriches our representatives, but does nothing to enrich our communities. My name is Michelle Zahn. I am known as The Soap Lady. I want to help clean up Wisconsin government. I want to help make positive change. Thank you for reading.

Announcing My Campaign for the 13th Senate District