About Us

Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI) is a non-partisan, non-profit citizen's lobby affiliated with national Common Cause. We focus on campaign finance, ethics and lobby reform, open meetings law and other issues concerning the promotion and maintenance of "clean," open, responsive and accountable government.

CC/WI's state office is located in Madison and is staffed by Jay Heck who serves as the organization's lobbyist and Executive Director, and Erin Grunze, Voting and Elections Consultant.

Our organization holds events and public meetings with political reform coalition partners each year on voting rights and redistricting reform in Wisconsin in order to engage and educate citizens about these important issues.

CC/WI welcomes volunteers at its state office and as citizen activists. Student interns will be considered for research and other projects and may be eligible for a small stipend. Please contact the office for more information.

Contact Us

Common Cause in Wisconsin
P.O. Box 2597
152 W. Johnson, #212
Madison, WI 53701
voice: (608) 256-2686
fax: (866) 252-3758

Jay Heck
Executive Director

Erin Grunze
Voting and Elections Consultant

2022 CC/WI State Advisory Board

Tim Cullen – Janesville
Penny Bernard Schaber – Appleton, Co-Chair
David Deininger – Monroe, Co-Chair
Mary Lynne Donohue – Sheboygan
Kristin Hansen – Waukesha
Wassim Malas – Menomonee Falls
Kriss Marion – Blanchardville 
E. Michael McCann – Mequon
Cal Potter – Sheboygan Falls
Wanda Sloan – Beloit

CC/WI Emeritus Board Members (years of service) still CC/WI Members:

Sue Conley of Janesville (2017-2020)
Vivien De Back of Greendale (2003-2014)
Ruth Devitt of La Crosse (1992-2000)
Chet Gerlach of Elkhart Lake (1999-2013)
Maxine Hough of East Troy (1996-2014)
David Martin of Muscoda (1998-2017)
Gerald Ottone of Milwaukee (1989-1994)
Kelda Helen Roys of Madison (2013-2017)
Robert Schweder of Princeton (2018 - 2021)
Fred Trost of Sheboygan (2004-2017)
Roger Utnehmer of Wausau (2006-2022)
Lynne Valiquette of Holmen (1991-1995)
Florence Whalen of Oconomowoc (1996-2003)