With Wisconsin going smoke-free on July 5th, less than a week later, two candidates for governor came out publicly stating that they would repeal the newly implemented policy. Both County Executive Scott Walker and Former Congressman Mark Neumann stated that if elected, they would repeal this important public health policy.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has not expressed support for a repeal of Wisconsin's smoke-free air law.
Other candidates for Governor has not made public statements in regards to this policy.
Advocates fought long and hard for smoke-free air protections. The policy is still fresh and new; the thought of a repeal is disheartening.