Revitalizing America’s Voting Process

Because every vote should count.

Who We Are

Democracy Found is a Wisconsin-based initiative committed to revitalizing democracy. By implementing a system wherein the top four candidates are selected from the primary ballot and ranked-choice voting is used in the general election, we will ensure that politicians are held accountable for delivering results.

Making Votes Count

An Overview of How Top Four Primary and Ranked-Choice Voting Work Together.

 

Leadership & Advisory Council

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Leadership

Austin Ramirez
Katherine Gehl

Advisory Council

Dr. Kathryn Quadracci Flores
Dr. Raja Flores
Don Layden
Mary Jo Layden
David Lubar
Madeleine Lubar
Greg Marcus
Linda Marcus
Andy Nunemaker
Becky Ramirez
Guz Ramirez
Heather Ramirez
Bud Selig
Sue Selig
Lynde Uihlein
Sarah Zimmerman
Steve Zimmerman

"Washington is definitely broken, but the problem isn’t a lack of compelling policy solutions or the absence of capable politicians. The problem is an election process that rewards partisan gridlock and the politics of contempt."

Austin Ramirez

Founder & Co-Chair

"I’m inspired by fellow Wisconsinite, Fighting Bob La Follette, one of the leaders of the last era of systemic reforms, who said, “America is not made, but is in the making.” We are the makers.

Katherine Gehl

Founder & Co-Chair

“Lurching from one extreme to another depending on who is in power is not a way to run a country.”

Dr. Kathryn Quadracci Flores

Advisory Council Member

"We need to make changes to create more competition and choices. Top Four Primaries and Ranked Choice Voting are two viable ways to strengthen our democracy and make our votes more meaningful."

David Lubar

Advisory Council Member

"I am not a political activist or political leader. But I am deeply concerned about the path our country is on. Our elected officials are no longer motivated or rewarded for solving problems. Detoured by excessive partisanship, Washington has lost its way. It will require systemic changes to bring us back to the promise of Democracy, where all votes count and all voices are heard."

Madeleine Lubar

Board Member

"I see the impacts of lurching from one extreme to the other in my businesses, in communities across Wisconsin. Election innovations will reinvigorate our democracy and contribute to healthy competition that delivers outcomes for Wisconsinites."

Greg Marcus

Advisory Council Member

“Top four primaries and ranked-choice voting are elegantly designed innovations to ensure that every vote counts and every voice is heard.”

Linda Marcus

Advisory Council Member

"As one of the only people who threw a Trump fundraiser in Wisconsin, I feel strongly that supporting Democracy Found doesn’t mean we have to shed our various political identities. But we must come together to fix the system."

Andy Nunemaker

Board Member

"As a successful Hispanic business owner and philanthropist, I am pleased to support Democracy Found as its work can reinvigorate our democracy and enable continued success for our country and future generations."

Guz Ramirez

Advisory Council Member

“Top four primaries and ranked-choice voting both enhances and strengthens our democracy, which is why I support these powerful reforms.”

Heather Ramirez

Advisory Council Member

"I have supported progressives for years, and I strongly support this cross-partisan work. It is not about electing more moderates. Strong progressive ideas and strong conservative ideas may drive the debate, but ultimately, we need elected officials who are able to compromise. This requires structural change."

Lynde Uihlein

Advisory Council Member

“I feel strongly that working across the political spectrum to reinvigorate our elections is the only way forward – on whatever issue you most care about.”

Sarah Zimmerman

Board Member

“Top four primaries and ranked-choice voting are simple election reforms, but they powerfully realign our system to serve the public interest.”

Steve Zimmerman

Advisory Council Member

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