Chris Miller, Democratic candidate and recently retired pastor,
invites you to help
him “retire” Republican Ed Brooks from office
in Wisconsin's 50th Assembly District





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LETTER to AREA Editors – in our District (Mauston, Elroy, Richland Center, Reedsburg papers)  Sent: March 28, 2014


WHY I AM RUNNING…50th District / Assembly

I recently announced my retirement from 35 years of ordained Lutheran ministry to run for the State Assembly - 50thDistrict.  I have lived in southwest Wisconsin for the past 20 years.  I have been uniquely involved in the lives of my church members, friends, and neighbors in the two communities in which I have served here. I have cheered athletes and teams;  I have announced local parades;  attended hearings in court to support families;…

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I am a trusting person, and I had trusted over the last 45 years that the “smartest people in the room” were in our nation and state capitols, that they were taking care of business, and working for the common good.  That was a naïve assumption.

Our national political climate has taken a toxic turn toward dead-end arguing and standoffs, as opposed to dialogue to develop solutions to move America forward.  That toxic attitude has seeped into our state capitol where the atmosphere has become combative and uncompromising, losing sight of doing what’s right for the…

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