As a long-time resident of the area and an elected Supervisor on the Marinette County Board, I appreciate and care deeply about our citizens, our communities, and the environment we share. We all want to live in a place where we have a clean environment, affordable healthcare, great schools, and good jobs. Personally, I want to live in a place my children will want to stay and raise their own families.
I am running for Wisconsin’s 89th Assembly District because I am angry. Angry that our current Representative has a history of promising to do one thing and then doing another while the people of AD89 are faced with one of the largest drinking water contamination crises in the Country. Angry that he has a long history of co-authoring bills that take healthcare away from those who need it most. And angry that he has, time and time again, put big-money corporate special interests before the interests of everyday Wisconsinites.
For the last fourteen years, my opponent has worked to dismantle environmental, healthcare, educational, and employment policies that truly benefited the citizens of Wisconsin. He and the Republican leadership in the State Assembly look first to their special interest donors for instruction on all issues—clean water, healthcare, education, employment, and the list goes on. What do we have to show for it? Undrinkable groundwater, thousands of Wisconsinites without healthcare, underfunded schools, and record unemployment. I have had enough! We need our elected leaders to put people before party and people before profits. We need our elected leaders to put people first.
I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in History. As an advocate of life-long learning, I frequently enroll in continuing education courses, most recently in Business Administration and Finance. I have also earned my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the UW-Madison School of Business. In my free time, I like to hang out with my family and friends, read good books, and build and repair guitar amplifiers.
I’m not a professional politician—I’m a working dad and I’m running for this office to improve the lives of my neighbors and to build Northeast Wisconsin back into a place where my children will want to stay to raise their own families.